Mississippi woman dies, 8-year old injured in early Sunday morning crash

Published 5:51 am Monday, May 16, 2022

A Mississippi woman died in a crash on a rural Mississippi highway early Sunday morning.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash in Madison County, which occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Highway patrol officers responded to the wreck on Highway 16 near Highway 17.

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Troopers report that a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Little R. Smith, 51, of Canton was traveling east when it left the roadway and collided with a utility pole.

Nikethia D. Scott, 32, of Canton, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead on the scene.

An 8-year-old, who was also a passenger, was injured and transported to Children’s of Mississippi Hospital in Jackson.

Troopers report that all three occupants were wearing their seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation.