MHP: Nettleton crash not the result of police chase

MHP says this speeding car crashed near Nettleton City Hall Friday evening (Xavier Harris)

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a Friday evening crash at Nettleton City Hall was not the result of a police chase.

Posted: Jul. 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Updated: Jul. 27, 2018 7:28 PM

NETTLETON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a Friday evening crash at Nettleton City Hall was not the result of a police chase.

The initial word was that the one-car crash on Main Street before 6:45 p.m. was the result of a chase involving the MHP.

However, MHP Master Sergeant Ray Hall says a trooper who had left a traffic checkpoint on Highway 6 came upon a speeding vehicle in town which crashed shortly afterward into a utility pole.

Hall says it's not clear if the speeding driver even saw the trooper.

No one was hurt in the crash.  The driver was taken to jail.

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