Woman killed in Forrest Co. crash identified
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol have identified the young woman killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Forrest County.
MHP spokesman Travis Luck identified the woman as 18-year-old Cassey Phelps, of Garland, TX.
Luck said the crash happened on U.S. Highway 98 East just before 4 a.m. when the driver of the vehicle lost control, running off the side of the road and into a tree.
MHP officials said the vehicle burst into flames upon impact.
Phelps was pronounced dead at the scene, Luck said. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.
The crash remains under investigation.
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