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One dies in single-car accident

A woman has died in a single-car accident on U.S. 90 early New Year's Day morning.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Samantha Kassab, 21, of Bay St. Louis, was driving a 2005 Chevy Impala, lost control of her vehicle while in the westbound lane of traffic just east of the Scenic Drive onramp. The vehicle flipped and landed on the beach. The accident occurred at 4:11 a.m.

Hargrove said she was not wearing her seatbelt.

The woman and her passenger were taken to Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, where the driver, died of cardiac arrest, Hargrove said.

The passenger is in stable condition, Hargrove said.

Read more about this story in Sunday's Sun Herald.

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