The accident occurred around noon along a stretch of Lexie Cobb Road between Hoss Everett Road and Katie Cove. Officials say the driver of a blue Pontiac Sunfire was headed west on Lexie Cobb Road when she hit frozen precipitation on a bridge and veered off down a drainage ditch. The driver was reportedly the only person in the vehicle and she was ejected upon impact. A witness to the accident called Dyer County dispatch and emergency responders rushed to the scene. Emergency personnel carried the victim up the almost 20 foot embankment and she was transported to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
THP Trooper Brian Pulley is working the accident and said it is likely the result of ice being on the bridge and going too fast. Officials are not releasing the victim's name at this time.
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box and several of his deputies were at the scene assisting with the accident. Box stated motorists should all be careful while traveling the next day or two while precipitation is still on the roads.
"Motorists should watch bridges and overpasses especially and drive lower than the speed limit," said Box. "And they definitely need to wear their seatbelt."
* Highway 104 East at the city limits at approximately 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday -- no injuries.
* One vehicle in the median of Highway 412 near Beaver Road at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.