GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A portion of Highway 49 was shut down Thursday morning as Biloxi Police investigators reconstructed an accident scene. The roadway was reopened around noon.
The fatal accident under investigation is the one involving a Gulfport Police officer and a pedestrian on January 19. The pedestrian was crossing Highway 49 at night and the officer hit him with his patrol SUV.
The Biloxi Police Department is leading the investigation.