Purvis woman dies after accident with Lumberton police

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - A Purvis woman is dead after her car was struck by a Lumberton police officer's vehicle.

Vernell Etheridge, 86, was pulling onto Hwy 11 at the intersection of Tallowah Road when a Lumberton police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call struck her vehicle with his.

The officer was running his lights and siren at the time of the accident.

The woman was transported to a Hattiesburg hospital where she died.

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