ECCC Student Dies in Wreck

Brittany Hutchinson (Photo courtesy of East Central Community College)

Newton County, Miss. An East Central Community College student died in a 1-vehicle traffic accident Monday morning about 7:45.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Brittany Hutchinson of Forest was traveling on Highway 489, about 4 miles north of Lake, when the wreck happened.

The vehicle left the wet road in a curve, hit a patch of trees and rolled over 360 degrees. Air bags deployed, but Hutchinson was not wearing a seat belt.

Hutchinson was a graduate of Scott Central High School.
She was a sophomore liberal arts major at ECCC.