- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say an 81-year-old Hattiesburg woman died in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on U.S. 49 Highway North.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict tells The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/11mILxW) Thelma R. Gill died at the scene after the vehicle she was driving was struck from the rear by a Mississippi Highway Patrol car.

Police say the trooper, whose name has not been released, was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries and stayed overnight for observation.

The accident took place about 3:15 p.m. Monday in the northbound lanes of U.S. 49, just north of Camp Shelby’s South Gate.

Police say the accident remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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