Fatal crash on Highway 16 in Madison County


MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A 34-year-old woman has died from a Madison County morning crash.

Mississippi Highway Patrol officials said Elena Miranda Carthage was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened at 8 a.m. on Highway 16 just east of Sharon Road.

We’re told a van and a Toyota were going west on Highway 16. The van slowed down to make a left turn into a driveway, when a Chevy Silverado rear-ended the Toyota. The Toyota then hit the van.

The driver of the van suffered minor injuries; he was not taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Carthage, who died from the crash, was sitting in the back seat in the Toyota. The driver of the Silverado suffered minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation by MHP.

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