New Orleans woman dies in single-vehicle accident in Pearl River County, Mississippi


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POPLARVILLE, Mississippi — Authorities say a New Orleans woman died in a single-vehicle accident in Pearl River County, Mississippi.

Coroner Derek Turnage identified the victim as 42-year-old Angela Monique James.

Turnage says James cause of death was traumatic head injury. He says she was not wearing a seatbelt.

Benjamin Seibert with Mississippi Highway Patrol tells The Sun Herald ( the driver, 37-year-old Aisha Howard, also of New Orleans, was taken Forrest General Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Seibert says Howard was wearing a seatbelt.

Seibert says Howard's car left Interstate 59 around 1 p.m. Monday and hit a tree.

He says the vehicle overturned and James was ejected and died at the scene.

Information from: The Sun Herald,

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