One dead after vehicle crash in Jackson County

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This morning, the Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash that occurred on Highway 57 northbound near Waltman Road in Jackson County, claiming the life of one woman.

Officials say upon arriving it appeared a blue 2004 Nissan Armada, driven by a 21-year-old female of Vancleave, was traveling south on Highway 57. The driver of the Nissan crossed the center line and crashed head on with a northbound red 2018 Ford F-150 driven by a 71-year-old male of Vancleave.

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The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead on scene from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the Ford was transported to Ocean Springs Hospital with minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.