Biloxi, MS (January 24, 2021) – Around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 23, a man was killed in a fatal accident on a highway in Biloxi.
According to Harrison County officials, the accident happened on I-10 around the area of mile marker 41. Police stated that 28-year-old David Thomas Pelkey was driving under the influence when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were present at the scene of the accident. One person in the other vehicle, identified as 41-year-old Richard Gann, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person was injured.
Pelkey was arrested on two counts of causing death by DUI.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Mississippi
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