- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) - Police say a 67-year-old Amite County woman died Monday in a two-vehicle collision in Liberty.

The Enterprise-Journal reported (https://bit.ly/1iQb3nN ) Sandra Martin was pronounced dead at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Liberty police said they were called to the intersection of South Greensburg Road and Mississippi Highway 584 around 11:30 a.m.

Police Chief Nathan Toney said Martin was southbound on Highway 584 when she encountered an 18-wheeler at a curve.

Toney said the truck, driven by 50-year-old Gerrald Bradley of Houston, Texas, was towing an empty flatbed trailer that apparently slid across the lane and struck Martin’s vehicle.

Bradley was not injured.

Martin was taken to Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and then transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The wreck resulted in a boil-water notice being issued for local residents after an axle from the 18-wheeler landed on a water main and ruptured it.

“The system lost pressure below 25 percent,” requiring the notice, Liberty superintendent Claude Marchand said.

Marchand said about 800 water customers are affected.

“The boil-water notice will last until further notice,” Marchand said Tuesday. “We’ll catch samples today and Wednesday and take them to the Health Department to be tested.”

Cause of the accident is under investigation.


Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com

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