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RIP.....This is so sad.

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 11:47 PM
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Crash victims were siblings from D'Iberville High

The two victims of a fatal car crash on Highway 67 Friday morning were a brother and sister. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Amanda Ward, 16, was driving the Nissan Altima. Jimmy Ward, Jr, 14, was the passenger. Both were students at D'Iberville High School.

Mississippi Highway Patrol officials said an F-150 truck was headed north on Hwy 67 when it collided with a Nissan Altima crossing on to Big John Road.

Officials have not identified the occupants of the truck, but did say both were juveniles. The driver of the truck was not injured. The truck's passenger was taken to Biloxi Regional with minor injuries.

According to a recent post on Facebook, Amanda Ward just received her driver's license 10 days ago.



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brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 11:48 PM

 It was a dreary day in Gulfport as a continuous rain only added to the sadness that has befallen Station 7. The firefighters on duty tried doing their daily routines, but there was no way to hide their concern for the pain and sorrow they know fellow firefighter Jimmy Ward and his wife are dealing with.

"Words can't really describe, you know, such a loss," said Holden Stegall.

Stegall is an engineer at Station 7 and was slated to be relieved by Ward in the morning.

"You just be there. Whatever he needs. Whatever anybody needs," said Stegall.

Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstadt said besides city firefighters, others along the Coast have responded to the heartbreak.

"We've had retired firefighters calling, city officials, "said Beyerstadt. "Dr. Kelly called, the mayor, city council members,” said Beyerstadt. “We've had other agencies, Harrison County Fire Services, D'Iberville police and fire, trying to help the firemen get through the tough times."

Firefighters deal with tragedy on a regular basis, but this time it hits home.

"I want to call Jimmy. He's received several calls, but I feel like sometimes, maybe you just give somebody a hug. You just be there for him, "said Stegall.

The men at Station 7 are still tasked with protecting their city. They responded to a call just minutes after our interview.

If you would like to help Jimmy Ward and his wife, you can contribute to the Jimmy Ward Gulfport Firemen's Fund by contacting any branch at Bancorp South



SaskMummy
by Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 11:49 PM
That's sad poor parents
brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 11:49 PM
brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 12:08 AM

Yeah.They lost both their kids on the same day.crying mini

Quoting SaskMummy: That's sad poor parents


kristin_1984
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 12:18 AM
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That is very sad.

Not long ago, a mother and her three young children were crossing the road, a vehicle hit them and killed all three children, leaving the mom in critical condition. it was really sad hearing about it.
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by Sapphire Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 12:25 AM
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Aww can't imagine :(
Hugs & prayers sent ..

smgremminger
by Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 8:19 AM
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Very sad poor parents
athorne
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 9:33 AM
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That's a shame. Prayers to the family.
brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 12:51 PM

BUMP!

beadingmom17
by Rachel on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:36 PM
How horrible :(
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