July 7, 2018 10:57:54 AM
A woman missing for more than two days following a Thursday morning car crash has been found alive, Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said Saturday morning.
Scott said college student Victoria Hudson, 23, was dehydrated but in otherwise good condition when she was located near the Cedarbluff community, about a mile from the scene of her one-car accident off Mhoon Valley Road near Highway 50 in southwestern Clay County.
"We found her about (10 a.m. Saturday)," Scott said. "She had crossed over Line Creek (in Oktibbeha County).
Scott said Hudson, a student at Ole Miss, was taken to North Mississippi Medical in West Point for treatment.
"She was dehydrated, but in pretty good shape," Scott said.
Scott said he details of Hudson's ordeal are not yet available.
"We do plan to debrief her later (Saturday), but right now, we don't know much about where she was or what happened since we started the search," Scott said.
Hudson called 911 seeking assistance after her car left the roadway and crashed into a ditch early Thursday. Hudson's phone lost power at 7:33 a.m., and by the time authorities located her vehicle, Hudson was nowhere to be found, prompting a 53-hour search by first responders from Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee counties.
The search continued until dark Thursday and resumed most of Friday. The search again resumed at daybreak Saturday..
"It's a a great outcome," Scott said. "The best."
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