MHP pursuit ends with suspect’s vehicle in flames

Car fire on U.S. Hwy. 49.
Car fire on U.S. Hwy. 49.(WDAM)
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 1:55 PM CST
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FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A vehicle pursuit on Thanksgiving afternoon left a car in flames.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol - Troop K, a suspect vehicle pursuit, which started in Troop K’s district, ended in Forrest County, in Troop J’s district, after the suspect’s car overheated.

According to MHP, no injuries were reported on the scene.

However, the car, which was reported to have been a red, older-model Chevrolet Corvette, was destroyed by the fire.


Volunteer firefighters responded to the scene of the incident on US 49 at MS 13 around 1:22 p.m. They were able to bring it under control quickly.

The suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, was taken into custody and transported to Stone County Jail.

MDOT reported some delays on the northbound side of US 49 due to the wreck.

WDAM will post updates to this story as they are made available.

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