Fatal car accident overnight in Simpson County

UPDATE 2:38 PM: The driver has been identified as 53-year-old Damper Wade of Pinola, Mississippi.

SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a call about a vehicle accident early Sunday morning at around 1:00 AM.

The accident happened on Mississippi Highway 28 eastbound near Jake Barnes Road in Simpson County.

A Buick passenger car was traveling east  when the driver lost control, leaving the roadway and overturning the vehicle, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and killed on scene. We’re told the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The accident is under investigation.

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