Tupelo woman killed in Lee County crash


TUPELO – A 60-year-old Tupelo woman was killed Wednesday night in a two-car crash on Lee County Road 811.

Sheriff Jim Johnson said the crash happened around 6:45 p.m. County Road 811 is also known as North Veterans Boulevard and it is just south of the Barnes Crossing interchange.

Johnson said a Ford Focus was headed southbound and a Chevrolet Impala was headed northbound when the Chevy crossed into the southbound lane and struck the Ford head-on. He said the driver of the Ford was killed instantly and its passenger was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The driver of the Chevy was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Other charges are possible, Johnson said.

Stephanie Rebman/NEMS Daily Journal