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Coroner identifies victim of fatal Lee County collision

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A Verona woman died after a car collided with a Lee County-owned tractor.

Posted: May 17, 2019 9:33 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Verona woman died after a car collided with a Lee County-owned tractor.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened Thursday morning on County Road 659, which is near Verona.

The tractor was mowing on the roadway, the sheriff’s department confirmed.

The car was occupied by two people.

Two people were transported to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green later identified the deceased person as Mattie Wheeler, 69.

Green said Wheeler was a passenger in the car.

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