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Woman killed retrieving phone from Mississippi freeway

Mother-of-two, 26, is fatally struck by a vehicle ‘after she ran out onto a Mississippi freeway to retrieve her phone that she had been using to film a Facebook Live’

  • Ashlee Sims, 26, had been on Facebook Live as she was riding down I-55 in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Video shows Sims riding down I-55 South near Briarwood Drive and singing before she drops her phone 
  • Jackson police said that the woman was trying to retrieve her phone when she was struck by the car
  • She died at the scene 

A woman was fatally struck by a car after she ran out on I-55 to try to retrieve her phone after he flew out her window during a Facebook Live she was filming. 

The Jackson Police Department is investigating the incident involving 26-year-old Ashlee Sims, which took place at around 9pm on Tuesday night. 

Sims had been singing in the car as she filmed the Facebook Live, riding on I-55 South near Briarwood Drive, WJTV reports. 

Ashlee Sims, 26, had been on Facebook Live as she was riding down I-55 in Jackson, Mississippi

She dropped her phone and was fatally struck trying to retrieve it

Ashlee Sims, 26, had been on Facebook Live as she was riding down I-55 in Jackson, Mississippi. She dropped her phone and was fatally struck trying to retrieve it

She could be seen singing into the video until the phone was knocked out of her hand and into the street. 

The clip continues for several moments until screams are heard in the distance and cars can be heard screeching to a halt.  

Other vehicles can be heard honking as the footage continues playing. 

The mother-of-two died at the scene and the Facebook Live video was still on the woman's account

The mother-of-two died at the scene and the Facebook Live video was still on the woman’s account

Police shared that as the woman tried to grab her phone, she was hit by a vehicle. 

The mother-of-two died at the scene. 

Authorities are investigating.  

According to a Facebook account belonging to Sims, both of her children had upcoming birthdays in August. 



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