April 29, 2022

Suspect ends police pursuit by slamming into back of 18-wheeler

Therese Apel

A vehicle running from authorities on I-55 ended up crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler.

A man has been air lifted off I-55 in Madison County after running from the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in the Greenwood district.

It’s unclear where the pursuit began, but authorities say the suspect was fleeing at a high rate of speed and ramming vehicles before the chase ended in Madison County after his vehicle hit the back of an 18-wheeler near the Highway 22 exit.

Police say the man had a child in the car with him. It appears the child will be ok, they said, but the driver has been air lifted from the scene.

Madison Police Department and the Madison Sheriff’s Department both joined the pursuit when it entered Madison County.

The driver was wanted on multiple warrants, officials said.

This is a developing story.

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