Batesville Woman Dies in Car Chase Involving Two Florida Women


UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- The Mississippi Highway Patrol, says a Batesville woman is dead, and two Florida women are in custody after a car chase across North Mississippi.

According to Troop F Public Affairs Officer, Corporal Jason Roe, Lisa Gay of Batesville, Mississippi, was killed in the crash in Byhalia.

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Tae’ona Edmonson of Cape Coral, Florida, and Tanairy Portal of Miami, are in custody.

The police chase began at 1 p.m. Thursday, when DeSoto County Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on U.S. 78.

Edmonson led deputies on a brief chase, until they crossed into Marshall County, where she crashed the car, killing Gay.

Edmondson then got into another vehicle with Portal and fled. They crossed into Union County, before the car hit an MHP vehicle head-on.

The women and the trooper were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

MHP says the women face a variety of charges, from multiple jurisdictions. Those charges will be released at a later time.