Jackson County

Woman dies in Jackson County after her car strikes a tree, sheriff says

A woman died in a one-vehicle crash in the Big Point community after her vehicle struck a tree and caught fire, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

Investigators are trying to determine who she was, Ezell said.

Deputies on patrol about 12:35 a.m. Sunday saw a car on fire on Big Bend Road and realized there had been a crash, Ezell said.

The woman was driving north on Big Bend when her vehicle ran off the road, he said.

It appears the woman was in the vehicle alone, he said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews