TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) provided information about a pursuit that ended with a death in Lee County.
MHP Staff Sgt. Bryan McGee said the incident happened on Friday, March 19.
McGee said a trooper tried to stop a speeding car at approximately 5:05 p.m. on Highway 45 in Baldwyn.
He identified the driver of the car as Joshua Robinson, 40.
Robinson fled from the trooper and entered the Natchez Trace Parkway heading north, MHP reported. The trooper followed Robinson onto the Trace.
Robinson later lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree on the Trace in Lee County. The crash happened near the Highway 363 exit east of Saltillo.
He died at the scene of the crash.
MHP is investigating the crash.