Driver flees after crashing near the border of Lee, Itawamba counties

A driver fled from Tupelo police and later crashed near the Itawamba County line.

Posted: Aug 16, 2019 4:41 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A driver fled from Tupelo police and later crashed near the Itawamba County line.

According to the Tupelo Police Department, a car evaded a safety checkpoint Friday morning in the Hilda Avenue area.

Hilda Avenue is located near the Highway 178/Highway 45 interchange.

Police say officers tried to stop the driver, but a chase ensued through the downtown Tupelo area

Officers stopped chasing the vehicle in the Skyline area, which is east of Tupelo.

The crash happened on County Line Road, which straddles the Itawamba County border.

The unidentified driver ran away. 

Tupelo police have not provided the name of the driver nor any descriptive features.

Anyone with information can call a local law enforcement agency.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 92°
Columbus
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 96°
Oxford
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 84°
Starkville
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 81°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather