4-month-old killed, mother and brother hospitalized after car accident in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WXXV) — Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a single car accident that killed a four-month-old baby and injured his mother and brother.

The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. Monday, August 31, on Davis Sawmill Road, about a half-mile off Highway 613.

Sheriff Mike Ezell says Roketa Smith of George County was driving the car. She was airlifted to University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile.

Her 9-year-old son was also taken to USA by ambulance. The infant was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The sheriff says it appears Smith lost control and the car left the road and hit a large pine tree on the driver’s side door.

The accident remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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