Funeral arrangements set for Oxford teacher

Accident on westbound I-22 near Mooreville (Madison Heil)

Sherry Buford was killed last week in Lee County.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 10:28 AM
Updated: Feb 20, 2018 11:10 PM

UPDATE 02/20/18  11:09pm
OXFORD Miss. (WTVA) - Funeral arrangments have been set for Sherry Buford, the Oxford teacher who was killed last week in a car collision.

Visitation is set for Wednesday, February 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at L. Hodges Funeral Service in Oxford.

The funeral is set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville. 


Sherry Buford | Photo: Oxford School District

Burial is set for Thursday at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church as well. 

UPDATE 02/16/18 9:30 a.m.
LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Troopers have identified the victim of a fatal vehicle crash Thursday night in Lee County.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Sherry D. Buford, 46, of Oxford, died on the scene of the crash on Interstate 22 near Highway 371.

Troopers say it appears 35-year-old Joseph Britt of Plantersville was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of I-22. They say Britt's truck hit Buford's Nissan SUV head-on.

Buford died on the crash scene.

Buford had four passengers in her vehicle. Two of the four passengers received moderate injuries. The remaining two received life-threatning injuries.

All were taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Troopers says Britt received minor injuries. He was also taken to NMMC.

"Due to the physical evidence collected at the crash scene, troopers believe Britt may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash," MHP stated.

After the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to a Lee County grand jury. 

The Oxford School District confirms Buford was a teacher at Oxford Intermediate School. 

Updated 2/16/18  7:08 a.m.

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green confirmed a fatality after a serious wreck on Interstate 22 near Mooreville Thursday night. 

Green said the driver of one of the vehicles involved was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Stay with WTVA as this story develops. 

Original article below

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Traffic is moving again on the westbound lanes of Interstate 22 near Mooreville after a serious accident blocked traffic Thursday night.

The accident happened near Highway 371 when a car traveling the wrong way collided head on with another car.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Ray Hall said five people suffered serious injuries.

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