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.