Harrison County

Alabama man dies when car hits tree off I-10 in Harrison County

A Mobile man was killed when the car he was riding in hit a tree off Interstate 10 in Harrison County, a Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The 52-year-old died in the crash, reported at 11:45 p.m. Monday in a westbound lane at the 23-mile marker, MHP spokesman Chase Elkins said. The area is between the exits of DeLisle/Pass Christian and Menge Avenue.

The man’s name has not been released yet.

He was a passenger in a 2015 Honda Accord that ran off the right side of the highway and struck a tree, Elkins said.

The driver was a 46-year-old woman, also from Mobile, Elkins said. Her name has not been released. She had minor injuries. American Medical Response ambulance service took her to Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport.

Elkins said both were wearing seat belts.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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