Carriere woman dies in car crash

Published 7:00 am Saturday, January 9, 2016

A Carriere woman died as a result of a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Highway 53 near Melton Smith Road.

Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident at 3:21 p.m. and found two vehicles, a Kia Sedona and Toyota Camry, damaged from a head-on collision, said Cpl. Benjamin Seibert, MHP spokesman.

Seibert said the Camry, driven by 72-year-old Diane Fawcus Beith of Carriere, was reportedly heading southbound on Highway 53 when it entered the northbound lane and collided with the Sedona, driven by 22-year-old Jayson Lee Woodfill of Waveland.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Woodfill sustained only minor injuries and Beith died on impact. The accident remains under investigation, Seibert said.