Woman Dies in Firey Car Accident on Highway 61

Posted on Apr 10, 2012
Authorities state that a 52-year-old woman from Summerville was killed Monday morning in a firey car accident on Highway 61 in Dorchester. Debra Howell Bailey was pulled from her buring SUV around 9:30 am. Police say that she was traveling northbound when she ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The car was engulfed in flames by the time rescuers arrived on the scene. Bailey was recovered and taken to the hospital but she later died. Police will continue to investigate the accident.