Clay County woman dies after Monday morning wreck

A cross marks the spot where a four-car collision on Monday resulted in the death of 47-year-old Tonya Graham, of Cedar Bluff. (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)
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RYAN PHILLIPS
DTL Editor

A Cedarbluff woman is dead after a four-vehicle collision on Monday morning in downtown Starkville sent multiple people to area hospitals.

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed that 47-year-old Tonya Michelle Graham was pronounced dead on Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo at 11:30 a.m.

The Starkville Police Department also confirmed Graham was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the wreck.

Graham - a wife and mother of one daughter - worked for more than two decades as a veterinary tech of anesthesiology at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

According to family, Graham was also a breast cancer survivor and was involved in several charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Breast Cancer Society.

Three other people were transported to area hospitals, treated and released shortly after the wreck.

SPD said three of the vehicles involved were occupied during the collision.

The incident occurred on Lampkin Street before noon on Monday, on the stretch of road between Russell Street and South Montgomery Street.

Few details about the incident have been released and SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said the collision is still under active investigation.

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