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January 17, 2021

Mississippi woman ejected from truck, killed in head-on collision

A Mississippi woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Pearl River County.

At 10:33 a.m. a Chevrolet passenger car headed north and a Toyota pickup headed south collided head-on in the northbound lane of Highway 43 N. near Parker Chapel Road, said Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Cal Robertson.

The passenger in the Toyota pickup, 43-year-old Dawn Schaffer, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver, Schaffer’s husband, was transported via helicopter to a hospital. The driver of the Chevrolet passenger car, a Pearl River, La. resident, was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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