Harrison County

Coroner identifies driver killed in rollover crash on I-10 in Biloxi

Sun Herald file

One person is dead after their vehicle rolled over near the Woolmarket exit of Interstate 10 on Friday, Biloxi police said.

A 59-year-old Coast man was driving a 1980s model Chevy pickup truck in the left eastbound lane of I-10 around the 41-mile marker at 2:04 p.m., Maj. Chris De Back said.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the driver as Raymond Ferdinand of Gulfport on Saturday.

Ferdinand attempted to cross all three lanes of traffic to pull to the side of the road and in the process he hit the front bumper of an 18-wheeler causing the driver to lose control, De Back said.

At that point, his truck began to roll, Ferdinand was ejected and later died, De Back said. As the truck came to a rest, it was hit by another vehicle, causing minor damage, he said.

The drivers of the other vehicle and 18-wheeler were uninjured but a passenger in the other car was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, De Back said.

Anyone with more information on the crash is asked to call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641, the Biloxi Criminal Investigations Division at 228-435-6112, the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us, or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @patrickochs