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Coroner identifies pedestrian hit, killed by Gulfport police vehicle

Witnesses say the police cruiser was not using a siren. (Photo source: WLOX) Witnesses say the police cruiser was not using a siren. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has released the identity of the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a Gulfport police vehicle on Hwy. 49 almost two weeks ago.

Hargrove said he has been working to track down family members of Edgar Lambert, Jr. since the fatal accident on Jan. 19. The coroner said he was finally able to track down Lambert’s only surviving sister Monday.

Lambert, 54, is from Bossier City, LA, but Hargrove said he had been living homeless on the coast.

The Biloxi Police Department is still investigating the accident that claimed Lambert’s life. Officers returned to the scene near Airport Rd. last Thursday to reconstruct the accident.

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said when the investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to a grand jury.

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