Traffic

Moss Point college student killed in Friday wreck

A Moss Point woman, who was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday in Jackson County, has been identified.

Jackson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jason Moody said 21-year-old Yajaira “Yaya” Pittman died about 4:40 p.m. Friday after the car she was driving crashed into a bridge on Mississippi 57.

“Ms. Pittman died at the scene of the accident,” Moody said.

According to Pittman’s Facebook profile, she was a graduate of Moss Point High School and was attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said Pittman was southbound on 57 near Bilbo Road about 4:40 p.m. when she lost control of her 2008 Kia sedan and rammed the bridge. Elkins said she was wearing her seat belt, and was alone in the car.

Justin Mitchell contributed to this report.

  Comments