KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) – A Sallis man faces multiple charges after allegedly running a Kosciusko Police Department roadblock on Saturday, striking another vehicle and killing one of its occupants.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says 31-year-old Nickholas Gerard Jackson drove through the driver’s license checkpoint at the junction of Mississippi Highways 12 and 35-19 and collided with a car.
Officials say 16-year-old Erica Holifield was killed in the collision and two others were hurt. A 3-year-old in the car was not hurt.
Jackson is charged so far with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, failure to stop a motor vehicle when directed by police, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and disregard for a traffic device.
Police investigator Mark Hill says more charges are possible when an investigation is completed.