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Byhalia man killed in crash with fleeing suspect

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Corinth police say an SUV chased by

Tennessee police hit a car, killing a 41-year-old Byhalia man and

injuring his wife and 23-month-old son.

William Marion died at a hospital. Police say Susan and Ian

Marion were released after treatment for moderate injuries from the

crash on Thanksgiving afternoon.

Authorities were looking for 28-year-old Justin Hill, believed

the driver of the SUV that the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Selmer

police had been chasing.

Corinth Police Chief David Lancaster says the Tennessee officers

had turned off their sirens and flashers about four miles from the

state line, and were following the SUV at normal speeds.

He says the SUV apparently lost control just after leaving

Highway 45 and hit a car in a turn lane. Lancaster says the driver

was last seen climbing a fence.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,

http://www.djournal.com

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