Identity of victim in fatal Highway 26 crash released
PEARL RIVER COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Wednesday morning, part of Highway 26 west was shut down due to a fatal crash.
According to Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened around 2 a.m. near JM Tynes Road. The cleanup lasted several hours.
Authorities said a 2007 GMC truck was traveling west on Highway 26 when it hit a 2022 Chevrolet Camaro heading east and both vehicles caught fire.
The driver of the Camaro, 27-year-old Nicholas Gagliano, of Ponchatoula, LA, received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage confirms one person died in the crash. Their identity is not yet being released.
This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
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