September 18, 2023

12-Year-Old Killed After Hit By Vehicle In D’Iberville

Morgan Howard

According to WLOX, a child is dead in Biloxi after he was hit by a vehicle Sunday afternoon.

Police said that 12-year-old Tristain Smith was hit on Lamey Bridge Road, north of Sangani Boulevard before 2:30 p.m.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they immediately began life-saving efforts with the help of an off-duty nurse who stopped to assist.

WLOX reports that a D’Iberville Police officer immediately transported the victim to Merit Health Biloxi, with a nurse and firefighter traveling with the victim in the vehicle to continue life-saving measures.

Sadly, Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said the child died at the hospital shortly after arriving due to blunt force trauma.

“Sadly, despite the efforts of all involved, the juvenile victim succumbed to the injuries sustained at the hospital; it’s a terrible tragedy,” Chief Nobles said.

Police said the boy was trying to cross Lamey Bridge Road near the C-Store west toward Academy Sports when a Jeep hit him.

No charges are expected at this time.

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