Hancock County

Man critical after hitting tree

A Bay St. Louis man is in critical condition after a one-car accident early this morning.

Matthew Murphy, 30, of Bay St. Louis was driving on Daisy Vestry Road north of Latimer at 3:45 a.m.

Jackson County Sheriff said he was traveling at about 70 miles per hour when he hit a tree. Byrd said alcohol may have been involved.

Murphy was taken to Singing River hospital in Ocean Springs.