3 killed in crash

Published 1:51 pm Thursday, October 30, 2008

Three people have died and a fourth person was hospitalized after a one-car accident in the Diamondhead community.

Authorities say 21-year-old Patrick Gardner of Diamondhead, the driver of the car, and passengers 21-year-old Nicholas Welch and 16-year-old Kayla Ladner were killed in the accident.

A fourth passenger, a 17-year-old whose name has not been released, was in guarded condition Wednesday at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.

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Harrison County Sheriff’s Investigator Matthew Carver says it appeared the car left the road and hit a pine tree in the median.