A tragic Christmas Eve accident has claimed the life of a Long Beach teenager.
According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, 17-year-old Patrick Lee was driving westbound on Highway 90 between Courthouse Road and Hewes Avenue in Gulfport, when his truck slammed into an oak tree near the VA Hospital.
Police responded to the scene shortly after nine o'clock last night. According to Hargrove, Lee was pronounced dead at the scene.
He died from severe head, neck and chest injuries. Hargrove says Lee was wearing his seatbelt.