Accident on Purvis to Baxterville Road claims teen's life

Imagine driving down the road with a loved one following. You look back, and her car is no longer there.

That's what happened to one Lamar County family Thursday morning.Just after 9 a.m., first responders were called to the Purvis to Baxterville road where they found a red four-door car overturned in the middle of the road.

Authorities said a 17-year-old Lamar County girl was following her father on the way to visit her mother in the hospital when the girl apparently lost control of her car, ran off the road and struck an embankment.

The father noticed his daughter was no longer in the rear view mirror, turned around and found the wreck. The unidentified teenager was partially ejected from the car and killed instantly in the crash.

The cause is still under investigation.