Update: Victim Identified in Fatal Crash

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Update 10:09 am:  The name of the victim in the fatal crash has been released.

Coroner Sam Bell tells Breezy News that 55 year old Gloria Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:35 pm from injuries sustained in the accident.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will be continuing the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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At 8:00 pm Attala Deputies, The Mississippi Highway Patrol, MedStat EMS, Sallis Volunteers along

with Attala Fire and Rescue were called to a report of a one vehicle MVA close to the Attala/Leake county line on highway 43 south. The caller said it looked as if a car hit the guard rail on a bridge.

Deputy Brian Townsend arrived on scene and notified responding units that they had multiple patients complaining of chest pain and one was unresponsive.

According to emergency personnel there were four occupants in the vehicle, one was fatally injured. Three were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

No other information has been released at this time.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will be in charge of the investigation.

Continue to monitor Breezy News for more as it becomes available.

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