Teen dies in Pass Christian crash

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Authorities says one person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pass Christian.

Police say the wreck happened Monday after the driver of a car, who has not yet been identified, lost control of the vehicle on a curve, ran off the road, and hit a tree.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said 18-year-old Rebecca Speck, of Gulfport, was in the backseat of the car and was ejected upon impact. Hargrove said Speck died at the scene.

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Another passenger in the car, who was not identified, was taken a Gulfport hospital with serious injuries.