Woman dies, husband sent to hospital after crash

The coroner says he believes Herschel Poindexter became disoriented while driving and drove into a fence at the memorial.

Posted: Nov 23, 2017 8:26 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2017 12:02 AM

TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A woman is dead and her husband was sent to the hospital after they were found near the Holcut Memorial on the Tenn-Tomm Waterway.

Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon says a hunter found 75-year-old Stella Poindexter lying in the road about a mile from the Memorial and called 911 around 8 a.m. Thursday. She was taken to the hospital in Iuka but died later.

Authorities later found her husband 84-year-old Herschel Poindexter at a bathroom about a mile from the Holcut Memorial still alive. He was taken to Magnolia Hospital in Corinth.

The coroner says he believes Herschel became disoriented while driving and drove into a fence at the memorial. He apparently could not turn the car around as the transmission did not work.

The couple was believed to be headed home to Michie, Tennessee.

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