Officials identify person killed in I-59 accident

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel woman was killed when the pick-up truck she was riding in wrecked on Interstate-59 late Friday night.

The Forrest County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 26-year-old Erin Stechmann.

She was a passenger in a northbound Ford truck when it left the road and struck a tree just before midnight.

The male driver was seriously injured and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

He has not yet been identified.

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