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Hancock County coroner ID’s 17-year-old girl in fatal wreck near Picayune

Mississippi congressman leads moment of silence for Emily Goss, Hancock student killed in wreck

Emily Kathryn Goss, a Hancock High Schoo senior and cheer captain, was killed in a car wreck. Congressman Steven Palazzo led a moment of silence on the House floor to celebrate and honor the life of Emily.
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Emily Kathryn Goss, a Hancock High Schoo senior and cheer captain, was killed in a car wreck. Congressman Steven Palazzo led a moment of silence on the House floor to celebrate and honor the life of Emily.

A 17-year-old girl died Friday in a head-on collision on Mississippi 43 in Hancock County, Coroner Jim Faulk said.

He identified her Friday evening as Emily Goss of Picayune.

Her 2004 silver Honda Accord was traveling north when she crossed the center line and collided with a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado truck at about 2:47 p.m., said Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Calvin Robertson.

The accident happened near Lee Town Road and West Hancock Elementary School, which is north of Kiln and east of Picayune.

The truck’s driver was taken to Hancock Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Goss was not wearing a seat belt and pronounced dead at the scene, Robertson said.

The Sun Herald will report more details when they are available.

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