Woman killed in early morning crash in Perry Co.

Woman killed in early morning crash in Perry Co.
(Source: Awendaw-McClellanville Fire District)

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A woman was killed and an 8-year-old was injured in an early morning car crash in Perry County on Thursday.

MHP Troop J spokesman Stg. Travis Luck said the crash happened around 7:44 a.m.

According to Luck, the woman was traveling north on Highway 29 when a vehicle attempted to overtake two other vehicles also traveling north. Luck said that’s when the woman lost control of her vehicle and it overturned several times.

Perry County Coroner Heather Meeler identified the woman as 64-year-old Patricia Hartfield.

Luck said Hartfield was taken to Forrest General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

“The driver and passenger were both ejected from the vehicle,” Luck said.

Luck said the driver and passenger were not wearing seat belts.

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