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Woman dies after one-vehicle crash

JACKSON COUNTY Shelly Pierce of Jackson County died at a Mobile trauma center early this morning after a one-vehicle crash on Tanner-Williams Road in the Harlston community, Sheriff Mike Byrd said.

Pierce, 41, was driving a Ford Windstar at 1:30 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, which left the road and travelled 300 feet before hitting a pecan tree.

She was pronounced dead about 6:30 a.m.

The sheriff said Pierce was wearing a seat belt, but speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors. The driver's side door crashed into a tree.

The Sun Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.