Woman drowns in Jones County lake

Woman drowns in Jones County lake
Woman drowns in lake. Photo Source Mon WDAM

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A 59 year old Jones County woman drowned Wednesday night after her car rolled into a lake.

An investigation is ongoing after officials responded to a call around 10 PM.

A volunteer firefighter reportedly saw the woman driving erratically on Highway 15 North of Laurel before turning off on Jomar road.

The volunteer firefighter unsuccessfully tried saving the woman after witnessing her car go into the lake.

Jones County Deputy Coroner Ernest Hollingsworth pronounced the woman dead at the scene.