Jackson County

Woman killed in Jackson County crash identified as a 17-year-old from Ocean Springs

The woman killed in a fiery crash in the Big Point community on Sunday has been identified as a 17-year-old Ocean Springs resident.

Sheriff Mike Ezell identified her Monday as Jasmine Pierce.

The crash occurred about 12:35 a.m. on Big Bend Road.

Pierce was northbound when the car she was driving left the road, struck a tree and caught fire, Ezell said.

Emergency responders were not able to identify her immediately.

Pierce was in the car alone, Ezell said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews