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UPDATE: Woman killed in motorcycle accident

Motorcycle Wreck
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Updated: 8/09/2013 7:42 pm
BURNSVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- We have new information on a fatal motorcycle accident that happened in Tishomingo County that we reported on earlier here at

According to Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon, a woman died Thursday night when her Yamaha 600 motorcycle failed to negotiate a southbound curve on Highway 365.

Authorities identify the woman as  Shannon Russell, 38, of Iuka.

Officials say the accident happened about four miles north of Burnsville.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson says the motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree.

Authorities say Russell died at the scene.

Wilemon says Russell's body was discovered in the highway's right-of-way by Mississippi Department of Transportation workers on Friday morning.

The accident remains under investigation.

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