Police: Motorcyclist’s leg severed in Mississippi crash

Published 11:21 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

OCEAN SPRINGS  (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist severed his leg when he tried to pass a pickup truck in Mississippi. The 30-year-old man, from Houma, Louisiana, was seriously injured in the crash Sunday on U.S. 90.

Ocean Springs Police Department spokesman Capt. William Jackson says a Ford 150 was going westbound in the right lane when a motorcyclist driving a Harley Davidson tried to pass the truck on the right side.

Jackson says the man was flung and ejected more than 200 feet. He landed on the side of the highway. His name was not released.

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Police say the motorcyclist was flown to a hospital, where he is in an intensive care unit, and the Ocean Springs Police Department’s criminal investigation division is reviewing the case.