MHP working double fatality crash in Hancock County

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, February 16, 2022

This story has been updated with additional information released by the Mississippi Highway Patrol


On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at approximately 2:20 pm, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 603 in Hancock County.

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A 1995 Ford F150 driven by Eddison Watson, 52, of Bay St Louis, MS, traveled north on Highway 603 when it collided with a 2021 Dodge Ram driven by Patrick Kayda, 68, of Bay St Louis, MS, traveling south.


Eddison Watson and passenger Dawn Marie Moore, 48, of Kiln, MS, received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.


Patrick Kayda and passenger Elizabeth Ann Paul, 66, of Bay St Louis, MS, received severe injuries from the crash.