May 5, 2023

Eight injured when vehicle flees Pearl police, flees to Jackson, and hits another vehicle

Therese Apel

A police pursuit early Friday had eight people being treated for their injuries.

The pursuit began around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 49, accoring

A Pearl police officer attempted to stop a Dodge Charger without a license plate, and it ran, according to officials. The officer chased after it.

When the car reached South Jackson, there was a crash at Ellis Avenue and Robinson Road.

The suspect was injured along with a passenger in the Charger, and also injured six people from the other vehicle, all juveniles.

Officers found a stolen gun and some marijuana in the suspect vehicle. Charges are possible, Flynn said.

All were treated for their injuries, Flynn said.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

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