Alabama man dies in Sunday morning vehicle wreck in South Mississippi

Published 6:03 am Monday, February 8, 2021

An Alabama man died in a Sunday morning crash in a stretch of Mississippi highway.

Marcus Baggins, 27, of Mobile, Ala., was killed in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 98.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol said in a release that Baggins was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from the Nissan Versa he was driving collided with a Hyundai Sonata driven by Itaria Ward, 46, of Gulfport.

MHP said Baggins was driving east on U.S. 98 and Ward was in the eastbound lanes traveling west.

Ward collided with Baggins about 5:15 a.m. Sunday near the Forrest County/Perry County line in Forrest County, MHP said.

The crash occurred a little more than four hours after another two-vehicle accident on U.S. 98 east left a Colorado man dead and sent six others to the hospital.
Both crashes remain under investigation, MHP said.