Harrison County

Biloxi officer stopped to aid a crash victim. Then another driver became involved.

Crash file photo
Crash file photo

Two male drivers and a Biloxi police officer were involved in a crash on I-110 Saturday morning, according to Lt. Christopher De Back.

Around 5:30 a.m., a male driver in his 20s was traveling south on I-110. As he crossed over a wet metal grate, he lost control of his vehicle, spun out, and struck the center wall, De Back said. The vehicle came to a rest roughly 100 feet south of the grate.

A Biloxi police officer traveling north on I-110 witnessed the crash and stopped to render aid.

De Back said within 2 minutes of the initial crash, a second male driver in his 20s was traveling south on I-110. As he came over the crest of the bridge and crossed over the grate, the initial crashed vehicle came into sight. The second driver was unable to stop or maneuver around the first vehicle and collided with it, De Back said.

The driver of the first vehicle and the officer were uninjured, De Back said. The driver of the second vehicle had to be extricated and is in critical condition at a local hospital.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641 or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898 or at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Yolanda Cruz: 228-896-2340, @yoliecruz93