Southaven Police give update on police chase that ended in deadly crash Saturday – WATN – Local 24

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SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi — Southaven Police provided an update Wednesday into what caused a deadly crash after police chased a stolen car Saturday. 
The Southaven Police Department released the Mississippi Department of Transportation (“MDOT”) Camera footage from the deadly crash on Highway 51 and Veterans Drive Saturday, where two people died. 
The video shows a dark colored vehicle traveling north on Highway 51 in the southbound lane of traffic at a high rate of speed, with a Horn Lake Police Department Patrol SUV behind it. The Infiniti loses control and impacts with oncoming traffic.
Southaven Police identified the victims as James Charleston, 26 years old, and Jasmine Cooper 26 years old.
The Southaven Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team is still conducting their investigation. 
Southaven police asked members of the public on Saturday to avoid the area of Highway 51 and Veterans Drive after they said a stolen vehicle crashed into several other vehicles. Reports indicate that the scene has since cleared.
The Horn Lake Police Department was in pursuit of this vehicle and setting up “stop sticks” when the suspect driving struck these other vehicles. 
Southaven police officers said they weren’t involved in the pursuit.
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