8 sent to the hospital after Pearl chase ends in Jackson

Published: May. 5, 2023 at 3:45 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A police pursuit which began in Pearl and ended in Jackson sent eight people to the hospital with injuries early Friday morning.

It started around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 80 and Highway 49 when a Pearl police officer spotted a Dodge Charger without a license plate and attempted a traffic stop.

The suspect sped off, according to Pearl Spokesman Greg Flynn, and the officer began a chase.

In South Jackson, the suspect crashed into another vehicle, a 2019 Jeep Cherokee, at Ellis Avenue and Raymond Road, injuring the suspect, a passenger in the Charger, and six juveniles from the other vehicle.

All were sent to the hospital with injuries, Flynn said. The names and ages are not available at this time.

Police found marijuana and a stolen gun in the Charger, but have not yet made an arrest. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating.

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