A 55-year-old Greenville attorney died from massive trauma caused by an all-terrain vehicle accident in Carroll County on Sunday.

Carroll deputies responded around 9:30 p.m. to the accident  on private property off County Road 174 in McCarley, Sheriff Clint Walker said.

Sarah Hodnett and her boyfriend, whose name was withheld by the sheriff, were riding on the same ATV when it rolled over on its side and trapped Hodnett underneath, Carroll County Coroner Mark Stiles said.

He pronounced her dead at the scene.

The boyfriend suffered no injuries, Walker said.

The ATV had traveled over a small piece of unlevel ground, causing it to tip over, Stiles said.

“I don’t think they were going at a high rate of speed,” he said.

Walker would not comment on who was operating the ATV, saying that matter is still under investigation.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Hodnett had been an attorney since 1986. She was a former judge in Humphreys County and in Rolling Fork.

She worked for the Greenville office of the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Stiles said.

She also practiced law in Rolling Fork.

Hodnett is survived by a daughter, Stiles said.

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