UPDATE: Plantersville man indicted after crash kills Oxford teacher

A man was indicted for driving under the influence, which led to the death of an Oxford teacher.

Posted: May. 15, 2018 4:00 PM
Updated: May. 15, 2018 10:38 PM

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man was indicted by a Lee County grand jury for driving under the influence, which led to the death of an Oxford teacher.

According to court documents, Joseph Britt, 36, faces three aggravated DUI charges in relation to the February crash on Interstate 22 near Mooreville.

RELATED: Lee County crash kills Oxford teacher

Sherry Buford, 46, of Oxford, died on the scene of the crash near Highway 371. Buford had four passengers in her vehicle, all of which received injuries.

Court documents state Britt was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Other charges relate to the injuries received by Sandra Phillips and Sheila Lewis. Both were in the vehicle with Buford.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, it appears Britt was traveling the wrong way on the interstate. Troopers say Britt's truck hit Buford's SUV head-on.

Britt was booked into the Lee County jail on May 13.

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