Sardis police chief speaks after deadly crash involving officer
By: Jonee Lewis, wreg.com
PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. — Questions linger about what led to a deadly head on collision that killed a Panola County mother and sent a Sardis police officer to the hospital.
Sardis Police Chief Steve McLarty spoke with us about the moments leading up to the horrific head-on crash. He says at 8:06 p.m. Monday the officer involved in the crash called in a motorcycle pursuit. Just a minute-and-a-half later, the chief says the officer called back to report he had been in a crash and needed help.
Witnesses say they heard a loud, “boom.” “All you saw was glass and debris. And you saw that car, the police officer’s car and she was just there,” C. L. Sparks said.