Press Release: Marianna Police Department
On 05-30-2013 at 10:39 PM Ms. Loria Berry was involved in a traffic accident while driving a 1990 Toyota car on Hwy 90 in Marianna.
Ms. Berry’s Toyota crossed over into the on-coming lanes of traffic and was struck by Mr. Amos Eli Burke driving a 1994 Chevy Blazer. Ms. Amy Myrick was a passenger in Mr. Burke’s Chevy.
All three persons involved in the accident were injured. Burke and Myrick were taken to Jackson Hospital by EMS. However, Berry’s injuries required that she be transported to Bay Memorial in Bay County. Mr. Burke was later arrested and charged with DUI.
The Marianna Police Department received a call this morning from Bay Memorial staff advising that Ms. Berry had died at 06:16 AM as a result of injuries caused by the accident.
The accident remains under open investigation pending an autopsy/toxicology report from the Medical examiner.