The crash off of County Road 223 (Pine Valley Drive) happened at 2:07 a.m. Friday as the victim, Jessica Cheri Wilson, 30, of Highway 365, Burnsville, was attempting to back out of the driveway of a residence.
Chief Deputy Dusty Essary of the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department said it appears Wilson, driving a 2000 Toyota Camry, backed into a parked vehicle. Then, after pulling away from the other vehicle, the Toyota went down a hill, through a fence and through a ditch filled with rip rap.
The car continued and ran through a second fence before finally coming to a stop in the back yard of another residence. The vehicle caught on fire, and a deputy and a Farmington firefighter pulled the woman out of the vehicle.
Essary said it isn’t clear why Wilson lost control and went through the yard.
Toxicology results are pending.
Wilson was taken to Regional One Health in Memphis, where she died.