Two dead in fatal crash on I-10 in Harrison County

Two dead in fatal crash on I-10 in Harrison County
A fatal crash in Harrison County on I-10 claimed the lives of two people early Sunday morning. (Source: Harrison County Fire Rescue)

HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A fatal crash in Harrison County on I-10 claimed the lives of two people early Sunday morning.

Harrison County Fire Rescue responded to the scene around 1:00 a.m. on I-10 near the 31-mile-marker. When firefighters arrived, they found two vehicles where the victims were entrapped, as well as deceased.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified the victims as 28-year-old Madison Conaway of Diamondhead and 42-year-old Michael O’Rourke of Slidell. According to the coroner, Conaway was driving a Honda Civic westbound, while O’Rourke was driving a Chevy Malibu eastbound in the westbound lane. Both of the victims suffered blunt force trauma.

A third vehicle, traveling westbound, was also hit by the Chevy Malibu. The driver of that vehicle was a Gulfport resident who suffered moderate injuries and was not identified.

The Gulfport and CRTC Fire department both responded to assist with extrication operations.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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