Victim identified in Jackson County fatal accident


The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend turned deadly overnight after a crash in Jackson County.

Twenty-four year-old Kayla Danielle Pittman of Ocean Springs died after a car ran a red light last night at about 9:45 p.m.

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According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the westbound lane of Highway 90 near Highway 57. The driver of a 1997 Toyota Camry traveling east on 90 attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 57 north through a red turn signal.

A westbound 2013 green Ford Escape then crashed into the passenger side of the Camry, sending the driver of the Camry to the hospital with injuries. The driver of the Ford had only minor injuries.

The passenger in the Toyota Camry was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene from her injuries.