Louisiana man killed in Hancock County crash

Louisiana man killed in Hancock County crash
Authorities are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Louisiana resident and sent another person to the hospital. (Source: wwbt/nbc12)

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Louisiana man and sent another person to the hospital.

It happened Friday morning at 7:16 a.m. on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, just three miles from the Louisiana state line.

Authorities say Rondelle A. Celestine, age 37 of Laplace, La., died in the crash when the 2008 Nissan Titan he was driving left the road and crossed into the center median, striking a tree.

Celestine was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A passenger who was in the vehicle with him was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries.

According to MHP, Celestine was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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