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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck after a south Mississippi woman's car went over a bridge and into the Pascagoula River.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 12:18 AM
Updated: Jul 30, 2018 11:56 AM

Editor's Note: This article has been updated. 

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck after a south Mississippi woman's car went over a bridge and into the Pascagoula River.

WLOX reports an 18-wheeler rear ended a Lucedale woman's car and pushed it over the bridge at Interstate 10, just west of the Moss Point exit. 

On Monday, the woman was identified as 55-year-old Ladonna C. Rich of Lucedale, reports WLOX in Biloxi.

Authorities believe her car hit a concrete piling under the bridge which threw the woman from the vehicle. 

WLOX reports a boater spotted the body soon after, and they were able to retrieve the victim. 

Multiple law enforcement spent hours working to tow her car from the water. 

WLOX reports a two-car crash on the bridge before the 18-wheeler hit the victim's car may have contributed to the accident. 

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