Deadly morning accident on North Hwy 49

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An early morning crash in Harrison County on Highway 49 near School Road claimed the life of one woman.
Highway Patrol Spokesman Chase Elkins tells News 25 that 66-year-old Linda Mays of Vancleave was pronounced dead on scene.
Just after 1 a.m. officers arrived on scene. It appeared a 50-year-old male from Purvis was traveling north in a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville when his vehicle hit Mays as she was walking in the right lane of Highway 49.
The driver of the Pontiac was not injured in the crash. “We got notified of an accident on Highway 49 just north of School Road. When we got on scene, it was a single vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Pedestrian was announced dead on scene due to injuries sustained in the crash,” said Elkins.
Elkins tells News 25 that the crash remains under investigation.

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