Motorcyclist killed in crash after leading Mississippi police on 100 mph chase

Published 6:37 pm Sunday, November 19, 2023

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning after a high-speed chase with Mississippi law enforcement ended with a crash.

WTOK in Meridian reports that the crash occurred near Highway 39 in Lauderdale County.

William Noah Jenkins, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

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Jenkins reportedly was driving a motorcycle when a Meridian Police officer attempted to stop Jenkins for reckless driving.

Jenkins then reportedly led police on a chase that reached 100 mph.

During the chase, Jenkins crashed into the back of a car that pulled out in front of the motorcycle.

Jenkins reportedly ran from a Lauderdale County Sheriff deputy the night before.