D’Iberville, Mississippi – The D’Iberville community is in mourning following the tragic death of Tristan Smith, a cherished son and brother, who met with a devastating accident on Sunday, September 17, 2023. Tristan’s life was cut short tragically when he was struck by a car along Lamey Bridge Road, just north of Sangani Boulevard, at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Local authorities responded promptly to a distress call reporting a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Upon their arrival at the scene, they found Tristan Smith in critical condition, the victim of a harrowing accident.
Derek Smith a close friend of Tristan Smith shared his sorrow on facebook on the death of his friend,
A very close friend of mine lost his son…
We would like to have a service escort with as many cool cars/trucks/and motorcycles as possible. His name is Tristan Smith, he was 12 years old. If I could get as many car and bike enthusiasts to join as possible I know he would have loved it.
I will get to everyone with a time and place for it.
Rest in Peace buddy, if I could’ve let you shoot my shotgun one more time I most definitely would have
In a stroke of fortunate timing, an off-duty nurse passing by stopped to assist. Together, they initiated life-saving measures, demonstrating exceptional compassion and bravery. Despite their valiant efforts, Tristan Smith was transported to Merit Health Biloxi, where medical professionals, after a relentless struggle, declared him deceased. The cause of death was attributed to severe injuries resulting from blunt force trauma.
As the investigation into this heart-wrenching incident unfolds, preliminary findings suggest that Tristan was attempting to cross Lamey Bridge Road, heading west toward Academy Sports, when the tragic collision occurred.
The loss of Tristan Smith has left a void in the hearts of his family and the D’Iberville community. We extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time as they come to terms with the untimely passing of a beloved son and brother.