A Gulfport woman is dead after her car crashed into an 18-wheeler early Wednesday morning in Jackson County, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said.
Sarah Elizabeth Reaves, 52, was driving a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe on Interstate 10 in Jackson County near the 59-mile marker when she hit a tractor-trailer about midnight.
Elkins said Reaves was driving the wrong way on I-10, so she hit the truck head-on. Chief Deputy Coroner Jason Moody said Reaves died in the wreck. The driver of the International tractor-trailer and a passenger had minor injuries.
“The truck caught on fire shortly after impact,” Elkins said.
MHP is investigating the crash.