GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - A Gautier woman is dead after a car crash around 3:00 Sunday morning. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating why 28-year-old Varshander Washington was driving westbound in the eastbound lane of I-10, near the Gautier exit.
Washington's Ford Escort hit a Dodge Charger driven by Naomi Payton. Payton and her husband, Antonio, who was a passenger in the Charger survived the crash.
Both were taken to Singing River Hospital with serious injuries.
The Highway Patrol is investigating what happened when a third vehicle, a van, became involved in the wreck following the initial crash.