Fatal accident in Waveland claims two lives

WAVELAND (WLOX)-- An elderly couple died in a tragic car accident in Waveland today. The accident happened at around 12:30 this afternoon at the Highway 90/Highway 603 intersection. Police Chief Jimmy Varnell says the driver of a tan mid-size car, 85-year old Joseph Nicoletti of Slidell Louisiana ran the stop light and crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler hauling coal.

The tractor trailer was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 603 when it was rear ended. Nicolette and his passenger, his wife, 91 year old Carmen were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured. The tragic accident marked the 22nd fatal car crash in Hancock County this year.