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Major accident Saturday results in death

By Scott Harvey

Commerce – 78-year-old Billie Joyce Joyner has been identified as Saturday's victim of a two vehicle accident in Commerce.

Joyner, of Ladonia, had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Commerce Fire Department and was pronounced dead after being transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

Witnesses tell police the victim was traveling southbound along Highway 50 at around 5:30 p.m. when she was struck by a westbound vehicle at the Highway 24 intersection.

The driver of the westbound vehicle told officers that he did not see the car partly because of the sun in his eyes and because the woman pulled out in front of him at the last minute.