Canton woman killed in wreck on 16

Canton woman killed in wreck on 16


CANTON — A fatal one-vehicle crash on Highway 16 east claimed a Canton woman early Sunday and seriously injured a child, the authorities said.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 16 near Highway 17 in Madison County near Farmhaven at about 1 a.m., MHP spokesman Kervin Stewart said.

“This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol,” Stewart said.

A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Little R. Smith, 51, of Canton, was traveling east on Highway 16 when it left the roadway and collided with a utility pole, he said.

A female passenger identified as Nikethia D. Scott, 32, of Canton, received fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene, the MHP said.

An 8-year-old passenger received injuries and was transported to the University of Mississippi Children's Hospital in Jackson.

All three occupants were wearing their seatbelts, the MHP said.

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