UPDATE: Coroner says medical issue may have led to fatal crash in Diamondhead
By Dwayne Bremer
Nov 10, 2017, 10:17
A 62-year-old Diamondhead man was killed Thursday evening when his vehicle slammed into a tree after police attempted to pull him over on Diamondhead Drive East.
The man has been identified as James Bevis, officials said Friday morning.
Coroner Jim Faulk said the initial investigation indicates Bevis may have had some type of medical condition which caused him to be driving erratically and ultimately crash into the tree.
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Thursday that the authorities received a report of a reckless driver on Diamondhead Drive East at about 8:30 p.m Thursday.
"The officer located the vehicle and attempted to stop it," Adam said. "When the officer turned the blue lights on, the vehicle sped away. Shortly afterwards, he lost control and ran into a tree."
Nobody else was in the vehicle, Adam said.
Adam said the crash is still under investigation.