Smithville woman killed in traffic accident

JACKSON, MS – One woman was killed in a traffic accident near the Alabama state line.

According to Monroe County coroner Alan Gurley, 47-year-old Donna K. Fears, of Smithville, was driving a 2001 Chevy pickup west on Hatley-Detroit Road near the community of Splunge. Around 10:30 p.m., she lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road.

A passing motorist stopped and removed her from under the truck door right before the vehicle caught on fire. Fears was pronounced dead at the scene and reportedly, she was not wearing a seat belt.

The coroner also says, “The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident and fire.”

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