Woman found in ditch with serious injuries has died

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — A woman found seriously injured on Highway 70 in Haywood County over the weekend has died.

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Ebony Fields died Monday after she was found Sunday morning with serious injuries in a ditch near Stanton. Fields was taken to Regional One in Memphis in critical condition, where she died Monday night, according to the sheriff’s office.

Mark Springfield, 50, turned himself in Sunday night in connection with the assault. He is now expected to be charged with first-degree murder.

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