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Identity released of woman killed in Hinds County wreck

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

One person is dead and another injured in a vehicle accident in rural Hinds County.

Sheriff investigators and the Mississippi Highway Patrol are investigating the fatal accident.      

It happened around 9:30 Wednesday morning on Highway 80 near Jones Road in Edwards.  

Highway patrol confirms that 63-year-old Patricia Shelley died in the crash. She was a passenger. 

The driver, 67-year-old Melvin McFarland, was hospitalized with injuries.      

Trooper First Class Eric Henry said, "Right now the drivers in minor condition.  We've got an officer on the way to UMC right now to talk to the driver, to determine if anything was medically going on with him."

His Mazda Sedan left the road and hit a tree.  

According to investigators, it appeared that Shelley was not wearing her seat belt.

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