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Biloxi High student killed in two-vehicle wreck Tuesday night identified

A Biloxi High School student was killed in a two-car accident Tuesday night on U.S. 90 near Gateway Drive.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Tyler Cooke, 16, of Biloxi, died while undergoing surgery after the accident. He was a junior at Biloxi High.

A Facebook post on the page of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs group asked for prayers for Tyler Cooke’s friends and family.

Cooke was driving a Chevy Impala eastbound when the accident happened at about 8:30 p.m., police said.

“The investigation has revealed the driver of the Chevy Impala changed lanes abruptly and lost control and the Impala crossed the median into the westbound lanes,” said Biloxi police Lt. Christopher DeBack said in a news release. “There was a gold Camry traveling westbound on Highway 90 that struck the Impala on the right side.

The area is just east of Debuys Road and not far from the the Gulfport/Biloxi line. Cooke was ejected from the vehicle.

A helicopter landed near the scene of the accident but it was not used, DeBack said.

He said the Impala was “split in two” because of the crash.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. DeBack said they are listed as being in stable condition.

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