The Jones County Sheriff’s Department was involved in a short high-speed pursuit on Monday afternoon.
The chase involved a black Ford Mustang driving south on I-59 passing an unmarked JCSD Tahoe at a high rate of speed.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department investigator driving the Tahoe estimated the speed of the Mustang was approximately 100-120 mph. He activated the blue lights and siren on the Tahoe and initiated a pursuit.
The 16-year-old Mustang driver continued driving at a high rate of speed and took the Moselle exit to Moselle Seminary Road to Moselle Road, lost control, and crashed into a tree and fence.
The driver was injured and entrapped in his vehicle.
JCSD personnel provided emergency medical care to the injured teen as they awaited the arrival of EMServ Ambulance Service, Southwest Jones Fire & Rescue, South Jones Fire & Rescue, and additional JCSD units.
The teen was extricated by firefighters from his severely damaged vehicle and transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to Forrest General Hospital for treatment of apparent very serious injuries.