Gulfport man charged in death of Biloxi woman after Florida crash

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL (WLOX) – A Biloxi woman is dead and a Gulfport man is behind bars, accused of killing her while driving drunk in Florida.

The accident happened at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday on I-10 in Milton, FL, which is about two hours from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Authorities say 47-year-old David Owen of Gulfport was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 eastbound on the interstate when he crashed. Shannon Rings of Biloxi, 36, was killed in the accident.

According to a report from Florida Highway Patrol, the truck ran off the road while exiting on an off-ramp. The truck flipped, throwing Rings out of the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after.

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