Weather a factor in fatal MS crash

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SAUCIER, Miss. (WLOX) -Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is on the scene of a fatal vehicle accident at Saucier Lizana Road, near Old Highway 49.

According to Cpt. Phillip Marr with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, 72-year-old Mary Waltman was traveling north when she lost control of her 2001 Ford and hit a power pole.

After hitting the pole, deputies say Waltman slid off the road and struck a tree on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Waltman, of Saucier, was confirmed dead on the scene.

The accident remains under investigation, but Marr says weather was a contributing factor.

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