Brandon police are investigating a Monday accident that claimed the life of a pregnant woman.
At 8:41 p.m., the Brandon Police Department received a call about a vehicle accident on MS Highway 18 between Marquette Road and Sunset Drive. Emergency personnel were on scene at approximately 8:44 p.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Lexus was traveling east on Highway 18, which collided with a 1999 Ford van traveling west.
The driver of the Lexus was identified as 30-year-old Matt Davis, of Brandon. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The driver of the Ford van was identified as 26-year-old Leslie Byrd, of Brandon. Byrd, who was also six-months pregnant, was transported to a local hospital where she later died.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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