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Ongoing investigation in motorcycle accident

A motorcycle wreck followed a law enforcement pursuit Tuesday morning, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Posted: Jul 31, 2018 7:26 AM
Updated: Jul 31, 2018 3:14 PM

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A motorcycle wreck followed a law enforcement pursuit Tuesday morning, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The investigation is ongoing but officials say a trooper attempted to stop Dustin J. Fair, 28, of Mooreville, for traveling at a high rate of speed on I-22. Fair allegedly refused to stop and led law enforcement on a lengthy pursuit.

The chase started with Fair traveling westbound near the MS 371 exit of I-22. He then led troopers onto US 45 North, MS 363, and then US 45 South.

At approximately 5:15 a.m., officials say he lost control of his Yamaha motorcycle and crashed into the median cable near the intersection of US 45 and I-22.

He was transported to NMMC with non-life-threatening injuries, and charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

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