Police: Man charged with murder after running over ex-girlfriend - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Police: Man charged with murder after running over ex-girlfriend

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

At 9:57 Monday morning, Jackson police responded to what they thought was an accident with injuries on Newman Avenue near Northside Drive.

When officers arrived, they found a woman dead in the road after being hit by a car. Police have identified her as 25-year-old Kanedra Hawkins. 

During the investigation, police learned that she was riding in a green SUV with her ex-boyfriend, 32-year-old Eric Townsend.

The two had a fight, and Townsend pushed Hawkins out of the car into the intersection. Police say he then ran over her with his SUV before he drove off.

"We do have evidence that there was a physical altercation inside the vehicle and allegedly she was pushed out of the vehicle," says JPD Commander Tyree Jones. 

Townsend later turned himself in at police headquarters. He will be charged with murder.

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