Jennifer Ortega

About Jennifer Ortega

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on the weekends. Jennifer Ortega joins our team all the way from South Florida. She's worked for CBS 12 and Hola Tv in West Palm Beach. Although she's a long way from home, she's excited to be a part of the WCBI News Team.

Tupelo Fatal

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – A Verona woman is dead after she struck a light pole Thursday night.

Latonya Clifton, 27, was pronounced dead Saturday night at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo from a severe head injury.

Clifton was driving an SUV down Cliff Gookin Blvd around 8 pm when she lost control and wrapped her car around a light pole.

Reports say that the driver was partially ejected from the vehicle and there is speculation that she was not wearing a seat belt.

The accident remains under investigation.