Teen car thief dies in crash after police pursuit

The driver of a stolen vehicle that

crashed during a Friday police pursuit died this morning.

16-year-old Brodject Marsalis, of Jackson, died at the

University of Mississippi Medical Center from injuries suffered in

the crash.

A Jackson Police Department news release says Marsalis tried to

evade police after being seen in the stolen car.

He then crashed the Civic into another car and a brick plant


Police say Marsalis was not wearing a seat belt.

A 15-year-old boy who was in the passenger seat of the Civic was