Three People Killed In Hancock County Accident

Two people were recovering Sunday after a tragic accident Saturday in Hancock County. Three people were killed in the accident on old Highway 90 near Highway 607.

A Highway Patrol spokesman says the driver of one car tried to pass another car, and hit a van head on.

The passenger in the van and two passengers in the car died at the scene of the crash.

Hancock County Coroner Norma Stiglett identified the victims Sunday. Jeanne Schmidt, 35, of Pearlington was the passenger in the van. Tiffany Brauckhoff, 16, of Bay St. Louis was a passenger in the car, and Johnny Hammerstone, 20, also from Bay Saint Louis, was the other passenger in the car.

The driver of the van, Jeffrey Schmidt, 39 was in stable condition Sunday at Slidell Memorial Hospital. The driver of the car, Alan Bond, 19 was undergoing surgery Sunday afternoon and was in stable condition at Northshore Medical Center in Slidell.

A Highway Patrol spokesman says so far no citations have been issued in this accident.