Harrison County Deputy dies in fatal motorcycle accident

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A Deputy with the Harrison County Sheriffís Office died in a fatal motorcycle accident in Ocean Springs over the weekend.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, Deputy Glenn Everett Roe and Melanie Roe were riding separate motorcycles eastbound on Old Fort Bayou Road at the time of the crash on Saturday. As they approached JF Douglas Road, a Toyota pickup truck pulled out in front of them. Both Glenn and Melanie hit the truck on the passenger side with their motorcycles coming to rest in the roadway.

The couple was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital, where Glenn was pronounced dead. Melanie was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The truck driver, Zachary Winans, had minor scratches.

The crash is now under investigation.

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