Teen suspected of drag racing on motorcycle thrown from bike in chase, run over by trooper’s vehicle
Published 2:41 pm Monday, March 25, 2019
A central Mississippi motorcyclist has died after he hit a sheriff’s cruiser, was thrown onto the road, and was then hit by a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle.
Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Kervin Stewart says 19-year-old Justin Collins of Benton died in Yazoo City Sunday night before he could be taken to a hospital.
Stewart says a chase began about 11:15 p.m. when Yazoo County sheriff’s deputies were called regarding motorcycles drag racing on Mississippi 149 just west of Yazoo City.
Three motorcyclists sped away with deputies pursuing them.
As the high-speed chase entered Yazoo City, a deputy and Collins collided and Collins was thrown from his bike onto the road.
A vehicle driven by a trooper involved in the chase then hit Collins.
Stewart says the Highway Patrol is investigating.