Harrison County

Coroner ID’s man who drowned after car flipped into Gulfport ditch

A man died and a person was injured after a car flipped into a ditch, Gulfport police say.

William Sample, 37, from Gulfport died from an accidental drowning, Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said.

At about 2:27 a.m. on May 28, officers found an upside down 2000 Chrysler Sedan on Cuandet Road near the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Washington Avenue, Sgt. James Griffin said in a press release.

The ditch was filled with a small body of water.

Rescuers removed the 37-year-old driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was taken to a local hospital.

Anyone with information should contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.