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One victim ID released in fatal Highway 49 wreck

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Published: May. 16, 2020 at 2:59 PM CDT
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HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - The identity of one of the victims in Friday evening’s fatal wreck on Highway 49 was released Saturday.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer told WLOX Nathaniel Charles Miskell, 57, of Gulfport, was pronounced on the scene and died due to blunt force trauma.

Around 4:18 p.m. Friday, troopers with Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 at East Wortham Road.

According to preliminary investigations, a Honda Accord was traveling north on Highway 49 when a Toyota Sienna entered the roadway from East Wortham Road trying to turn south, and the two vehicles collided at the intersection.

Switzer identified Miskell as the unrestrained driver of the Accord.

Switzer could not give the identity of the second victim but did say a husband and wife were the occupants of the Sienna and that the husband was taken to the University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile, where he is in serious to stable condition.

Switzer also told WLOX the couple is from Biloxi and the wife was 67 years old.

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