Speed is believed to be a factor in a one-car crash that killed an Ocean Springs couple, Police Capt. William “Chuck” Jackson said Friday.
Clark and Amelda Levi, both 46, died after their silver 2019 Porsche Boxster hit a tree Thursday night, police said in a release.
Amelda Levi was driving the car at the time, Jackson said.
Clark Levi is the owner of Lovelace Drugs on Washington Avenue, a longtime fixture of downtown, and Amelda was his wife, authorities confirmed.
Officers responded to the crash on Shearwater Drive just south of Hudson Road at 8:37 p.m.
The preliminary investigation indicates the car “left the roadway and struck a tree” as it rounded a curve.
The speed limit is 25 mph on Shearwater Drive, Jackson said.
They were wearing seat belts, he said, and the top was down on the convertible.
Clark Levi was pronounced dead at the scene, and Amelda Levi was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital and later pronounced dead.
The crash is under investigation.
Police said blood was drawn from the couple for toxicology testing, which is routine in a fatal crash.
The couple was believed to be on their way home at the time.
The Ocean Springs Fire Department also responded.