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Accident in Harrison County leaves one dead, two injured

A woman is hospitalized with serious injuries after her car went up in flames on Tuesday.
A woman is hospitalized with serious injuries after her car went up in flames on Tuesday.(Pat Sullivan)
Updated: Feb. 17, 2021 at 10:20 AM CST
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HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A fatal accident in Harrison County claimed the life of a Gulfport man, and injured two Tuesday night.

Harrison County Deputy Coroner Ben Bentz identified the driver as 20-year-old Jason Conaway Jr., of Gulfport, he was pronounced dead on the scene. State troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash around 9:32 p.m. on Highway 49 in Saucier near the Old Highway 49 intersection.

Conway was traveling north when he left the roadway and overturned on the southbound side of Highway 49, according to officials. However, Conway was not alone in the car, the two passengers involved in the accident suffered injuries, which resulted in a woman being rescued by officials.

According to Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan, the car hit a tree before flipping over into a culvert, resulting in the car going up in flames.

A helicopter transported the woman to a trauma center.
A helicopter transported the woman to a trauma center.(Pat Sullivan)

First responders with Harrison County Fire Rescue and Mississippi Highway Patrol were able to pull the woman from the burning vehicle. She was transported by helicopter to a trauma center with serious injuries.

This crash is still under investigation by MHP.

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