HANCOCK COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Meagan Schwaner, of Mandeville, Mississippi, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday vehicle crash in Hancock County.

Schwaner, 26, was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a pickup truck hauling a trailer early Saturday morning.


According to reports, Schwaner was operating a Honda Accord on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle came into rear-end contact with a Ford pickup truck pulling a trailer around 2:40 a.m. Saturday.

Schwaner was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

A 23-year-old male from Lake Charles operating the Ford truck was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Hancock County is the southernmost county of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,929. Its county seat is Bay St. Louis. The county is named for Founding Father John Hancock. Hancock County is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.