George County

Lucedale woman survived first collision. What happened next killed her, trooper says.


A Lucedale woman was ejected from a car and died when the vehicle ran off a highway, hit two culverts and overturned, a state trooper said.

Lisa B. Vess was 40 years old, Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Chase Elkins said.

She was not wearing a seat belt and died in a crash Thursday afternoon on Mississippi 612 near Red Creek Church Road, Elkins said.

She was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima.

Initial investigation shows the car was eastbound when it ran off off the right side of the highway. After crashing into a culvert, the car continued east, crashing into another culvert, and that’s when the car overturned and she was ejected about 2:40 p.m., Elkins said.

She died at the scene, he said.

Why she ran off the road is unclear.

The crash remains under investigation.