Victim identifed in fatal car accident in Gulfport

Victim identifed in fatal car accident in Gulfport
Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer has identified the victim who died in the vehicle accident in Gulfport early Monday evening. (Source: MDOT Traffic Cam)

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer has identified the victim who died in the vehicle accident in Gulfport early Monday evening.

69-year-old Veda Cherneski of Gulfport was pronounced dead on the scene due to blunt force trauma. She was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The fatal accident occurred when Cherneski was trying to cross the northbound lane on Highway 49, near St. Charles Street. She was struck by a pickup truck on the driver’s side.

The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries, was treated and released on the scene.

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