PRENTISS CO. – (PRESS RELEASE)The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a two-vehicle crash in Prentiss County that claimed the life if a Booneville woman.
Troopers were dispatched at approximately 3pm, to MS 4w, about 2 miles west of Booneville. Upon arriving it appeared Mary Katherine (Katie) Fast, 35, of Booneville, was traveling west bound in a 2001 Mercedes, when she apparently crossed into the east bound lane an collided head on into a 2014 Peterbilt Semi-tractor/trailer, operated by Michael Gann, 37, of New Site.
The tractor trailer was hauling logs at the time of the crash.
Gann was transported to Baptist Hospital in Booneville, where he was treated and released with minor injuries.
Fast died on the scene with injuries sustained in the crash.
A passenger in Fast’s vehicle was airlifted to the Med in Memphis with serious injuries.