A Madison County woman died Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident on Neese-Commerce Road. Shirley Massey, 67, Commerce, passed away at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained in an accident around 12:55 p.m. on Neese Commerce Road near Planter Gunnell Road.

Massey was traveling toward Hwy. 106 in a Ford Escape when she drove through a curve and struck a tree, according to Madison County Coroner Julie Phillips. Phillips said it’s likely that Massey suffered a medical emergency prior to the accident.

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