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Two St. Croix Women Killed In Fatal Car Crash On U.S. Interstate In Mississippi

JACKSON — Two St. Croix women living in Louisiana were killed on a U.S. highway in a car crash in Mississippi early Friday morning.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said the driver, Jinika Nisbitt, 23, was a native of St. Croix, but was currently living in LaPlace, Louisiana.

The passenger was a 21-year-old woman, also from the territory. Faulk is working to make contact with her family before releasing her name to the public.

The deadly crash happened just before 3 a.m. Friday near mile marker seven in Hancock County, Mississippi

Nisbitt was driving a 2011 Honda Civic, headed west on I-10, when she lost control of the car and went off the left side of the road, crashing into a tree.

Each woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Nisbitt was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash but her passenger was.

The family of Nisbitt on St. Croix have started a Go Fund Me page to defray the costs of flying her body home.
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