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Update: Victim of Friday morning wreck identified

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD 
 Mississippi Highway Patrol investigate scene of an accident at Highway 67 and Tradition Parkway, Friday, May 20, 2016.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD Mississippi Highway Patrol investigate scene of an accident at Highway 67 and Tradition Parkway, Friday, May 20, 2016.

Authorities have identified a woman killed after a two-car accident Friday morning.

Martisser Webster, 41, of Jackson died from injuries she suffered in the accident at Mississippi 67 and Tradition Parkway about 6:30, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said.

Elkins said a red 2011 Chevrolet Cruze northbound on Mississippi 67 crashed into the driver's side door of a white 2005 Chevrolet Malibu headed west on Tradition Parkway,

Webster was sitting behind the driver's seat when the Malibu was hit. She was not wearing a seatbelt, Elkins said.

The three other people in the Malibu and the driver of the Cruze were injured and were taken to an area hospital. None of their injuries are considered life-threatening, Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extract Webster and the passengers from the Malibu.

"We have some concerns with that intersection," Sullivan said. "The wrecks are often more serious there. And we've had multiple fatalities and injuries on that road."

Sullivan said he was going to bring his concerns to the state Department of Transportation to get the agency's feedback.

"The answer in reducing these kind of accidents could be putting up a traffic light, more enforcement, or a public-education campaign," he said. "From a public-safety standpoint, we believe we need to raise some alarm -- and some questions."

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