Stephanie Rebman 5/23/09
HED: Accident fatality under investigation
By Danza Johnson
SALTILLO – A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Lee County woman Saturday morning, marking Northeast Mississippi’s first Memorial Day weekend fatality.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine said 43-year-old Carol Ross was killed when the car she was in ran off the road and flipped several times on County Road 2342 around 10 a.m. Saturday. Ross was not wearing a seat belt and it is unclear if she was the driver of the vehicle, authorities say.
Another person in the car fled the scene of the accident on foot and was apprehended by the sheriff’s department.
Sheriff Jim Johnson said the person has been taken into custody but has not been charged with a crime. His name is not being released at this time.
The accident is still under investigation.