UPDATE: 03/09/2017 7:20am This morning Jackson Police are still searching for the kidnapping suspect and the white Honda Accord thought to be involved. Anyone with information on a possible suspect, or the vehicle, is asked to call police.
UPDATE: 03/08/2017 10:52pm Three people are recovering in the hospital after a crash that took place while a police officer was responding to a kidnapping call. The crash happened at the intersection of Northside Drive and California Avenue on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
WJTV’s Andrew Nomura says police are still searching for the alleged kidnapper. Jackson Police say the officer saw a woman fighting with a man before the man grabbed here and took off in a Honda Accord. The JPD officer then chased the car but that chase ended in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection that injured two others. Witness Danta Williams says he was headed to the Grove Park basketball courts when he saw the crash. He sprang into action to help the officer and others involved in the crash.
The officer and two other drivers were brought to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Williams says that he is glad because the outcome could have been much worse. “Every life matters,” he says, “…that’s how I think about it…”
Police are asking for information about the white Honda accord that could have been involved in the incident.
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Law enforcement officers and first responders are on the scene of a crash near California Avenue and Northside Drive.
At least three vehicles are involved, including a JPD cruiser.
One of the vehicles has flipped.
WJTV has a crew on the scene. We are working to get more information.