Harrison County

Gulfport man dies after being hit by car


A Gulfport man died after a car hit him Friday night, an official said.

Harrison County Chief Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer said Norman Lorenzo Ramsey, 33, was walking in the 1200 block of County Farm Road near D. Herde Road when he was hit by a car about 11:30 p.m.

“He was taken by AMR to Garden Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead,” Switzer said. “The cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the chest.”

The accident was worked by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Troy Peterson said no arrests have been made in connection with the death.

“We did an accident reconstruction and we obtained a search warrant to draw a blood sample from the driver to test for DUI,” Peterson said. “But the investigation is still wide open.”