1 killed in Prentiss County crash

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a two-vehicle crash in Prentiss County that claimed the life of a Booneville woman.

Troopers were dispatched at approximately 3 p.m., to MS Hwy. 4 west, about two miles west of Booneville. Upon arriving it appeared Mary Katherine (Katie) Fast, 35, of Booneville, was traveling westbound in a 2001 Mercedes, when she apparently crossed into the eastbound lane and collided head-on into a 2014 Peterbilt Semi-tractor/trailer, operated by Michael Gann, 37, of New Site.

The tractor trailer was hauling logs at the time of the crash.

Gann was transported to Baptist Hospital in Booneville, where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Fast died on the scene with injuries sustained in the crash.

A passenger in Fast’s vehicle was airlifted to the Med in Memphis with serious injuries.