Taylorsville teen dies in auto accident

Taylorsville teen dies in auto accident
Lauren Phipps. SOURCE: Facebook
Lauren Phipps. SOURCE: Facebook

SMITH COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Taylorsville teenager died in a Thursday afternoon auto accident in Smith County.

The Smith County Sheriff's Department responded to an accident on County Road 503 around 4 p.m. Thursday. Lauren Phipps, 16, died after the 2007 Nissan she was driving ran off the road and hit a tree, ejecting her from the vehicle, according to Smith County Coroner Billy Allen.

A passenger in the car was transported to a hospital by a family member.

According to the coroner, Phipps was a junior cheerleader at Taylorsville High School.