A Wiggins man was killed Friday after his car left the road and struck a tree.
Stone County Coroner Wayne Flurry said Mike Gill, 61, died from injuries suffered in the accident. Gill crashed about 2 p.m. on South McGregor Street just off Central Avenue in Wiggins.
Flurry said in a press release witnesses said Gill was northbound on Highway 26 and his vehicle swerved off the road twice, hitting the tree the second time.
Gill, a retired Wiggins Water Department employee, died at Stone County Hospital.
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Wiggins City Clerk Johnette Cook said Gill had worked for the city for more than 15 years.
Gill is survived by his son, Jeffrey Gill of Wiggins; his daughter, Deidra Gill of Wiggins; his mother, Earline Counts of Wiggins; his sister, Theresa Burge of Lumberton; his brothers, James “Jimmy” Gill of Wiggins, Richard Stringer of Wiggins and Billy Denson of Pensacola, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike Gill was buried Tuesday.
In an unrelated incident, Flurry said a man, found dead in his pickup New Year’s Eve morning, had died of natural causes.
Robert Lee Sweeny, 66, of Perkinston, died during a hunting trip with his son. Flurry said Sweeny had killed a deer and had called his son to help him retrieve it.