UPDATE: Speed, no seat belt factor in crash that killed Sulphur High grad

Published 6:43 am Thursday, May 26, 2022

Major Jason Gully said a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta — in which 18-year-old Jesse Harmon was a front seat passenger — was traveling eastbound on Cypress Street when a 2011 Toyota Camry traveling westbound attempted to turn south onto Kent Drive. Gully said the Volkswagen scraped the front driver corner of the Camry, causing it to lose control and strike a utility pole.

The driver of the Volkswagen suffered moderate injuries and was transported the hospital. A back seat passenger sustained minor injuries. Harmon sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Gully said.