A Gulfport man died Friday night after hitting a parked SUV and eventually a tree. It happened shortly before 8pm in the 3700 block of Harrison Drive, near Iris Street.
According to Gulfport Police, Larry James Johnson, 51, was speeding down Harrison Drive in a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro when he lost control of the car and hit a parked 1995 Ford Explorer. The three people inside that SUV, and a pedestrian who was standing next to the vehicle were all taken to the hospital.
Johnson died at the scene. His car didn't stop until it hit a tree near the intersection of Iris Street.
The crash is still under investigation.
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