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Victim identified in Biloxi wreck on Hwy. 90

Part of Highway 90 in Biloxi is closed after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Monday morning.
Part of Highway 90 in Biloxi is closed after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Monday morning.(Biloxi Lighthouse Cam)
Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 8:04 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 3:06 PM CDT
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BILOXI, Mississippi (WLOX) - Authorities have identified the victim in Monday morning’s wreck in Biloxi.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said the woman killed was 75-year-old Gloria Eggert from Fort Worth, Texas

The wreck happened at 7:43 a.m. when Eggert and her adult son attempted to cross Highway 90, said Biloxi Police Capt. Bryan Dykes. Eggert was taken to the hospital with serious injuries shortly after 8 a.m., police said. At 9:40 a.m., police said Eggert had died from her injuries.

The westbound lanes Highway 90 near the intersection of Gill Avenue, which is just west of the I-110 interchange, reopened at 9 a.m. after being closed for more than hour.

Authorities say the vehicle that hit the woman stopped as required by law. This incident is being investigated as an accident at this time, said police.

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