MHP Trooper survives fiery crash

Published 2:48 pm Monday, September 18, 2023

A Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper suffered minor injuries in a fiery Friday crash.

At approximately 8:38 p.m. Sept. 15, a trooper was involved in a single-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 61 in Wilkinson County near the Louisiana state line while responding to a call, according to MHP Cpl. Craig James.

The 2018 Dodge Charger patrol car left the roadway and collided with a culvert before catching fire. A witness then busted out the side window and helped the trooper out of the overturned vehicle.

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The trooper received minor injuries and was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by MHP.