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Harrison County crash leaves one dead, officials say

Mississippi Highway patrolmen are investigating a Harrison County crash that resulted in one fatality Friday evening.
Mississippi Highway patrolmen are investigating a Harrison County crash that resulted in one fatality Friday evening. Sun Herald file

Mississippi Highway patrolmen are investigating a Harrison County crash that resulted in one fatality.

The crash occurred on Mississippi 67 northbound at the intersection of East Wortham Road arounnd 5:45 p.m. Friday, according to MHP spokesman Chase Elkins.

When officers arrived on the scene, it appeared a 52-year-old Saucier woman drove a 2015 Kia Soul across Mississippi 67 southbound lanes into a turning bay and was attempting to cross the northbound lanes to get to East Wortham Road, Elkins said.

A 2001 Ford F-150 traveling north on 67 crashed into the passenger side of the Kia. According to Elkins, the Ford was driven by a 77-year-old Perkinston woman with one passenger, a 69-year-old woman of Adamsville, Tennessee.

The driver of the Kia, later identified as Jennifer Williams by Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer, was pronounced dead on the scene from injuries suffered in the crash. Officers determined she was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver and passenger of the Ford, who were wearing seatbelts, were transported to Garden Park with minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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