Two fatalities in single-vehicle accident

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Two Carriere women were killed Sunday after their vehicle veered off the highway and struck a tree.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Spokesman Cpl. Ben Seibert said troopers responded to the crash at 11:19 a.m. that day and found a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis had crashed into a tree off of Highway 43 North near Burnt Bridge Road.

The driver, 68-year-old Alana Levy from Carriere, and the passenger, 90-year-old Rose G. Stewart from Carriere, were transported to Highland Community Hospital where they were pronounced dead as a result of blunt force trauma, Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage said.

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“The wet road conditions, along with the vehicle’s speed, were contributing factors,” Turnage said.

The accident remains under investigation, Seibert said.