Harrison County

Update: She was killed after she was ejected from her car

Officials investigate accident on Firetower Road

A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after the car she was driving flipped several times, but a child inside of the car left the scene with no injuries.
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A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after the car she was driving flipped several times, but a child inside of the car left the scene with no injuries.

A woman ejected in a one-vehicle crash that left her child unharmed has died of her injuries.

Alisha Davenport, 22, of Poplarville was taken to Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport after the 8:47 p.m. crash Monday on Firetower Road, Sheriff’s Major Tom Clifford said.

Davenport was pronounced dead at the hospital, he said.

Her 1-year old son was restrained in a child safety seat and was not harmed.

Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said officials responded to a single-vehicle crash just north of Dubuisson Road.

He said Davenport left the roadway in a 2008 Honda and flipped the car she was driving multiple times.

A helicopter was dispatched to the scene of the accident, but Sullivan said the woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident. Sullivan said sheriff’s deputies responded, as well as Harrison County Fire Services, West Harrison Fire Department and the Pass Christian Fire Department.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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