D'Iberville teen killed a week before graduation

VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) - A fatal accident in Vancleave takes the life of a D'Iberville teen, who was to graduate in just a few days.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd, 18-year-old Amanda Russell lost control of her car early Saturday morning.   The car flipped several times and crashed into a telephone pole.  The accident occurred on Paige-Bayou Road around 8:30 am.

The teen was a senior at D'Iberville High School.  The school's graduation is set for May 21.

Russell was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma.  Byrd says the accident is under investigation, but he does not believe alcohol was a factor.  There were no other cars involved in the accident.

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