Coroner identifies driver who died in Hancock County wreck


The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported one person died Friday in a wreck on Mississippi 53 south of Mississippi 603.

Troopers responded to a one-car crash about 11 a.m., according to a tweet from MHP Troop K.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk identified the driver as Christopher Skaggs.

Faulk said Skaggs apparently had changed addresses and lived near the Hancock-Harrison county line. Skaggs originally was believed to have been a Gulfport resident.

MHP spokesman Chase Elkins said Skaggs, 59, was northbound on Mississippi 53 in a 1999 Toyota Camry when he ran off the left side of the road. The car crashed into a tree and rolled over.

Skaggs was not wearing his seat belt, Elkins said.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy