Car Collision in Yazoo Leaves One Person Dead

One person is dead after a two vehicle collision in Yazoo County yesterday.

Yazoo County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to Highway 16 near the Big Black River around 10:51 yesterday morning.

Reports indicate a Chevrolet Silverado was travelling eastbound when it collided with a Nissan Maxima travelling westbound.

The driver of the Nissan Maxima, 59- year old Betty Diane Brister of Benton, did not have her seat-belt on and died from her injuries.

The male driver of the Silverado was also not wearing his seat-belt. He was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.

This is currently under investigation.

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