Two coast residents identified after fatal crash in Hancock County

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Updated: Sep. 19, 2019 at 9:43 AM CDT
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HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A Harrison County man who was in critical condition after an accident in Hancock County died overnight, said authorities. A Gulfport woman was also pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 603 just north of Hoda Road.

Cheryl Ann Williams of Gulfport, 64, died after her Mercury Grand Marquis was hit head-on by a Chevrolet pickup truck. Authorities say that pickup truck was driven by 33-year-old Layton Gipson of Saucier.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, Gipson crossed over the center line of the highway, striking Williams’ car head-on, killing her on impact. Gipson was flown by helicopter to a New Orleans hospital, where he later died.

MHP is investigating the accident.

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