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1 dead in 287 wreck

By Reece Waddell | Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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FATAL ACCIDENT – A woman was killed Sunday night when she was partially ejected from her Nissan sedan into the median on U.S. 81/287 just south of Decatur. Messenger photo by Reece Waddell


A woman was partially ejected from her Nissan sedan and killed Sunday night when her vehicle flipped into the median on U.S. 81/287 just south of Decatur.

The woman, identified as Jeanette Marie Bragg, and her 15-year-old son were traveling north on U.S. 81/287.

Department of Public Safety Cpl. Lantz Elliot said Bragg veered onto the shoulder on the east side of the highway, overcorrected and crashed into the median. Her vehicle rolled several times.

DPS and Decatur Police responded to the crash around 9 p.m. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow pronounced Bragg dead at the scene. Elliot said she was not wearing her seat belt.

Bragg’s 15-year-old son was transported to Wise Health System in Decatur with minor injuries and abrasions. He was later released to his father.

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