Woman struck walking home from church identified

Woman struck walking home from church identified

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking home from church Wednesday night has been identified.

Ella Perdue, 74, was crossing the street when she was hit by a 2011 Toyota car heading south bound on Sharon Road, according Mississippi Highway Patrol.

MHP officials said Perdue died on impact.

Sharon and Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene on Sharon Road in front of First Baptist Church of Sharon just after 8:00 p.m., according to the Jones County Fire Council.

According to officials, Perdue was not breathing when a 911 call was made, and three church members, including a doctor, assisted in performing CPR until a emergency personnel arrived.

The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old female, said that she did not see Perdue and has not been charged.