Victim identified in fatal Hwy 49 car wreck

Victim identified in fatal Hwy 49 car wreck
Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt confirmed one person is dead. (Photo source: WLOX) (Source: Photo WLOX)

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Sgt. Josh Bromen with the Gulfport Police Department confirmed one person is dead and six others have been taken to area hospitals with serious injuries after a car wreck on Highway 49 and Madison Street Tuesday.

Gulfport police responded to the wreck at 6:42 p.m Police said the accident involved a 2015 Toyota Corolla and a 2016 Hyundai Elantra.

Chester Enriquez, 69, of Gulfport died after a car slammed into the passenger side of her vehicle, Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer confirmed Wednesday.

Switzer said Enriquez was in the front passenger seat, and as her car was making a left turn onto Madison Street, a northbound car on Highway 49 crashed into her. Enriquz was wearing her seatbelt.

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