Sheriff: Man hit on I-10 was running from a traffic stop

Published: May. 27, 2022 at 11:01 AM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2022 at 12:02 PM CDT
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HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - The man critically injured on I-10 Friday morning was running away from Harrison County deputies he was hit.

Sheriff Troy Peterson said it all started when his deputies pulled over a vehicle on the westbound side of I-10, near Canal Road. Two men were inside. When the vehicle stopped, the passenger jumped out, ran across the westbound lanes, crossed the median, and was hit by a vehicle in the eastbound lanes.

Sheriff Peterson said deputies found drugs and a gun in the vehicle. 21-year-old Axel Acebedo-Molina of Kenner, Lousiana, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested and charged with a felony possession marijuana. Acebado-Molina’s bond is set at $75,000.

The man who was hit was in critical condition when a medical helicopter took him from the scene.

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