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Rolling Fork woman drowned in floodwaters in Yazoo was pregnant, coroner says



Autopsies continued this week on a Mississippi couple whose bodes were found floating in floodwaters in Yazoo County. The female victim is confirmed to have been expecting a child.

LaTamela Taylor, 29, and her boyfriend, Darron Wilson, 34, of Vicksburg, left her brother’s house in Vicksburg around 11:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13, on their way to Taylor’s house in Rolling Fork, Sharkey County Sheriff Lindsey Adams said in published reports.

At 2:32 a.m. Friday, a security camera captured Taylor’s car in Yazoo County, according to Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers. Video footage showed the 2008 Mazda veering off the road and into floodwaters in a sharp curve, then sinking, Shivers said; however he could not make out if the couple tried to escape.

Taylor was employed as a 911 dispatcher in Sharkey County, according to reports.

Shivers said a farmer saw skid marks on Satartia Road near Holly Bluff Road East, then saw the two victims floating in water later estimated to be between 15 feet and 18 feet deep. The Holly Bluff Volunteer Fire Department recovered the bodies and Taylor’s vehicle.

Shivers confirmed reports that Taylor was 13 weeks pregnant.

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