Name released of teen killed in Hwy 49 accident - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Name released of teen killed in Hwy 49 accident

The car was traveling north on 49 when the driver over corrected and lost control and went into the trees. Photo credit: WDAM. The car was traveling north on 49 when the driver over corrected and lost control and went into the trees. Photo credit: WDAM.
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

One person died in a single vehicle accident on U.S. 49 in Brooklyn Monday morning.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Brent Barfield, the female driver was traveling north on 49 when she over corrected, lost control of the vehicle and went into the trees just before 9 a.m.

Barfield said the driver was ejected from the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver has been identified as Sierra Jones, 19, of Ocean Springs, who was pronounced dead on the scene according to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem.

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