A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Bay Springs woman early Thursday morning.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Rickeia Dashae Jones, according to Jasper County Coroner Randy Graham.

Bay Springs Police Department Captain Fred Hennington relayed the accident happened on Highway 528 inside the Bay Springs City Limits in a curve a short distance from the Bay Springs Airport. The police department was dispatched to the accident scene at 7:23 a.m. The car Jones was driving left the roadway and collided on the passenger side with a tree.

Rescuers had to use the 'Jaws of Life' to remove Jones from the vehicle. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

BSPD, Bay Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue, HAL Volunteer Fire Department and other area First Responders, the Jasper County Sheriff's Department, and ASAP Ambulance Service responded to the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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