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JPD officer involved crash

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Police in the capital city are investigating an officer involved accident that happened over the weekend.

It occurred in west Jackson where the injured inside the two vehicle were transported to a local hospital.

Around 11 o'clock Friday night Jackson police were called to the scene of a crash involving one of their own.

According to J.P.D. Officer Colendula Green, the vehicles collided on Northside Drive near Flag Chapel Road.

Green said the Precinct Three officer was traveling west on Northside Drive when he collided with a Ford Truck.

Two women were inside the truck.

Their names have not been released.

The unidentified officer suffered a laceration to the head.

He was treated at University Medical Center and released Saturday morning.

Officer Green said the driver of the truck pulled into the unnamed officer's lane of traffic.

WLBT has learned that the women were leaving Green Pastures Church on Flag Chapel Road prior to the accident.

We were unable to contact anyone at the church to confirm this information or identity the victims.

Green had no information on the condition of the truck occupants.

Sources tell WLBT that as of Tuesday afternoon they were still in the hospital.

Workers at a Northside Drive convenience store, who would not talk on camera, said the collision occurred in front of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness on Northside Drive.

They said the street was immediately blocked off, and they could only to see flashing lights in the dark.

There is some question as to whether the patrol officer was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Officer Green said there is no report of the Precinct Three officer speeding.

She said investigators are still gathering witness statements, and the accident remains under investigation.

J.P.D. officials would not say if the officer has returned to work or if he was placed on leave during the investigation.

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