Miss. state trooper killed in pursuit

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 31, 2009

TUPELO (AP) — A Mississippi state trooper is dead following a pursuit in the northeastern part of the state.

Authorities say Master Sgt. Steve Hood’s car left the highway late Friday and hit a tree near the Crossroads Military Park. The Highway Safety Patrol says it doesn’t know why Hood was involved in the chase — but the other vehicle has been located.

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