Warren County woman dies in one-car accident

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 18, 2002

Warren County coroner John Thomason, left, speaks with Vicksburg Fire Department EMT Kim Sellers, right, at the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Oak Ridge Road Friday afternoon.(The Vicksburg Post/C TODD SHERMAN)

[03/16/02]A Warren County woman died Friday afternoon on her way home from work after a single-vehicle wreck on Oak Ridge Road.

Mary Margaret Jackson, 39, 4909 Oak Ridge Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner John Thomason after the 1998 green GMC pick-up truck she was driving left the road and flipped onto its side.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said that Jackson was headed north on Oak Ridge Road near Henry Road around 3:55 p.m. when the truck flipped. He said it appeared that the truck first left the road on the right-hand side and then turned sharply to the left where it flipped and came to rest in the ditch on the passenger side.

“Her fiance was at home waiting on her and wondering why she was late,” Pace said.

Jackson was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown partly out the passenger side window, Pace said.

Thomason said the death appeared to have been instant and caused by internal injuries and a fractured neck.

Jackson worked at a pharmacy in Vicksburg and was on her way home after work, Pace said. Family members said that Jackson and her fiance had planned to head out of town for the weekend after she came home from work, Thomason said.

Jackson’s mother, brother and her two daughters all live in Vicksburg. Fisher-Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.