Bay St. Louis Woman Dies In Car Crash

PASS CHRISTIAN (WLOX) -- A Bay St. Louis woman died Monday night when, investigators say, she lost control of her car in a curve. It happened on Menge Avenue, just south of I-10 in Pass Christian.

Deputies say Brandi Bates, 23, died at the scene after her car hit a rail crossing and overturned. They believe speed was a factor in the accident. They're also doing toxicology tests to determine whether alcohol may have also played a role.

There were two passengers in the vehicle. Jaime Couret, 20, of Gulfport was in stable condition Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital. Jill Taylor of Bay Saint Louis had minor injuries and refused treatment.