Driver falls asleep behind the wheel, crashes on Mississippi highway

Published 5:35 am Monday, June 13, 2022

A woman who fell asleep while driving crashed on Highway 3 near Bell Bottom Road about 4:04 p.m. Sunday.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol said the incident was a single-vehicle crash.

The driver, Lydia Pitts, 80 of Jackson, said that she had fallen asleep behind the wheel. The southbound vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Pitts received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg.

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This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.