A teenager from Mandeville died in a multi-vehicle wreck Thursday evening on Mississippi 53.
Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson confirmed a 17-year-old girl who was driving was killed and a 14-year-old boy, her passenger, was injured and taken by ambulance to Gulfport Memorial Hospital. Another driver suffered severe injuries, requiring evacuation by rescue helicopter.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the girl as Brooke Posey of Mandeville, La. Authorities initially released her age as 16 but have now confirmed she was 17. The injured boy, also from Louisiana, has not been identified.
Peterson said the wreck occurred about 5:45 p.m. on Mississippi 53 near Carlton Cuevas Road.
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Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said Posey and her passenger were southbound in a 2005 Honda Civic when they crashed into a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was stopped to turn onto Carlton Cuevas Road.
Then the Civic collided head-on with a 2014 Silverado pickup that was northbound on Mississippi 53. The 2014 Silverado then hit a boat being towed by a 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup truck.
During the collision, the 2014 Silverado rolled several times, ejecting the driver, whom authorities did not identify. He suffered severe injuries and was flown to University of South Alabama Medical Center, Elkins said.
Posey died in the crash. No other injuries requiring hospitalization were reported.
Initial reports that the 14-year-old was evacuated by rescue helicopter were incorrect.