October 16, 2014 11:03:29 AM
LORMAN -- An Alcorn State student is hospitalized and his passenger dead, after he tried to run from Campus Police.
WLBT-TV reports Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry says around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 26-year-old Khalil Abdurrahman, of Greenville, was stopped at a guard gate because an officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
When the officer tried to take the alleged contraband, Henry says Abdurrahman sped off and almost hit another officer in his cruiser. Campus police pursued the vehicle off campus onto MS 552 west, where Abdurrahman lost control and hit a tree. Both the driver and passenger were ejected before the car burst into flames.
Henry says the passenger, Rikessa Lee of Webb, Mississippi, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Abdurrahman is in stable condition at UMMC.
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