A 28-year-old Vicksburg woman was killed in a single car accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Madison County on Sunday. 

Parkway Rangers were contacted at approximately 1:41 p.m. about a single car wreck near mile marker 118, just north of Highway 43. The Mississippi Highway patrol and Gluckstadt Fire Department also responded to the call.

Stephanie Washington was traveling southbound on the Parkway in a 2017 Nissan Versa when her vehicle struck a tree, according to preliminary reports from the Rangers’ investigation. 

“The preliminary investigation indicates that as Washington traveled southbound on the Parkway, the vehicle went off the roadway shoulder and came back onto the Parkway before it left the roadway a second time and struck a tree,” a release from the office of the Superintendent of the NTP, stated. “Washington was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and driver’s license records show she was not licensed.”

Washington was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Within the last four months there have been seven motor vehicle fatalities on the Parkway. There were no fatalities for the first eight months of 2018.