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Investigation into fatal police-involved accident complete

BPD handled the accident reconstruction and investigation. (Photo source: WLOX) BPD handled the accident reconstruction and investigation. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The police investigation into a deadly traffic accident involving a Gulfport police officer is complete, and will soon be presented to a grand jury.

Edgar Lambert, Jr., 54, was killed Jan. 19 when he was hit by a Gulfport police vehicle while crossing U.S. Highway 49. It will be up to a grand jury to decide if the officer will face charges in Lambert’s death.

The Biloxi Police Department was called in to handle the accident reconstruction and investigation. On March 23, he DA’s office confirmed the police report was received and will be presented to a grand jury in the near future.

The accident, which happened across from the Walmart Super Center on U.S. 49, raised questions about the lighting in an area.

Since then, Gulfport has worked with MDOT to improve lighting along that stretch of the busy highway.

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