Harrison County

Coroner IDs man hit, killed by police cruiser on US 49

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove speaks with Gulfport police officers on U.S. 49, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a police vehicle on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove speaks with Gulfport police officers on U.S. 49, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a police vehicle on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. amccoy@sunherald.com

A pedestrian struck by a Gulfport police vehicle and killed has been identified as Edgar Lambert Jr., 54, of Bossier City, Louisiana.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove released Lambert’s name Tuesday afternoon after notifying a sister he’d died Jan. 19 after being struck on U.S. 49. The man’s name wasn’t released for almost two weeks because of a delay in notifying family.

The Biloxi Police Department is assisting with an investigation. Neither Gulfport nor Biloxi police have released any details about what caused the accident just north of Airport Road.

The results of the investigation are expected to be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office and presented to a grand jury.

A Gulfport police cruiser struck and killed a pedestrian Thursday evening.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99

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