Clarksdale officer involved in fatal wreck that injured child

Courtesy Clarksdale Press Register

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — A wreck involving a police officer Thursday killed one man and sent a child to the hospital with injuries, Clarksdale police said.

A Clarksdale Police officer was responding to an emergency call at 5:52 p.m. when his patrol car collided with another car in the 700 block of State Street, police said.

The driver of the other car, a 42-year-old man, was killed. A juvenile in the car was taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. The Clarksdale Police officer also received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

According to the Clarksdale Police Department, the officer had his blue lights on and was responding to an emergency call to assist another law enforcement agency when the other vehicle exited a business onto State Street and crossed in front of the officer.

The accident is being investigated by Mississippi Highway Patrol.