Harrison County

Jaws of Life used in fatal crash near Pass Christian, officials say

One person has died in a fatal head-on crash on Kiln-DeLisle Road near Pass Christian.

A car and a pickup truck collided around noon Tuesday under the Interstate 10 overpass, Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove at least one person from a vehicle, Sullivan said.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until the family is notified.

The Combat Readiness Training Center from the Biloxi-Gulfport International Airport are among agencies that went to the scene, Sullivan said.

Robin Fitzgerald covers real-time news, such as crime, public safety and trending stories. In nearly 40 years as a journalist, her highest honors include investigative awards for covering the aftermath of the fatal beating of a Harrison County jail inmate in 2006 and related civil rights violations. She is a Troy University graduate.