Fatal crash in Prentiss County

By Staff and press release

The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate a two-vehicle crash on MS 30 by-pass, involving a dump truck, according to Trooper Ray Hall.

Troopers responded to the scene at approximately 7:45 a.m., at the intersection of Prentiss County Road 5031 and the new MS 30.

Upon arriving it appeared Betty Turvaville, 71, of Booneville, was traveling south on County Road 5031, in a 2005 Dodge Caravan, when she apparently pulled into the path of an east bound dump truck.

The 1998 Mac dump truck was operated by Paul Grant, 57, of Ecru.

A passenger in the van received fatal injuries from the crash. Becky A Hatfield, 35, of Booneville, was ejected from the van an was pronounced dead on the scene.

Turvaville was transported with critical injuries to NMMC in Tupelo.

Grant was not injured in the crash.

More as it is available.

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