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Wiggins man dies after SUV hits pole in Gulfport wreck, police say

Gulfport police Sgt. Josh Bromen said one man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday night.

Bromen said a Chevrolet SUV was traveling northbound on US 49 near Highway 53 at 10:45 p.m. when it left the highway and struck a pole.

The driver of the SUV, identified by Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove as 39-year-old Harold Schlicter of Wiggins, was transported to Garden Park Hospital by ambulance.

Schlicter was proununced dead at 11:52 p.m. Friday at Garden Park, Hargrove said.

The accident is under police investigation.

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