Vicksburg woman dies, one critically injured in Claiborne County wreck

Published 11:34 am Tuesday, January 11, 2022

One person is dead and another severely injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning on Fisher Ferry Road, about 2 miles inside Claiborne County.

Claiborne County Sheriff Edward Goods said the wreck occurred about 2:39 a.m. when the southbound white Infiniti car in which they were riding left the road and struck a tree on the right side of the road. Goods said both victims were Warren County residents. He identified the fatality as 22-year-old Caroline Simrall of Vicksburg. The other person in the car has been identified as Chandler Roesch.

Simrall was declared dead at the scene. Roesch was taken by ambulance to Merit Health River Region. He was then flown to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he is in critical condition, according to a hospital spokesperson.

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The wreck remains under investigation, Goods said.


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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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