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Consequences From Kosciusko Wreck Mounting Up as Two Fight for Life

PHOTO: Nicholas Jackson, booked in a hospital gown after the wreck, courtesy Breezynews.com

KOSCIUSKO, Miss.–Kosciusko is preparing for a funeral that shouldn’t have had to happen. Erica Holifield will be buried Wednesday after an 11 a.m. service at Jordan Funeral Home. The 16-year-old was in a Camaro that was T-boned by Nicholas Jackson, 31, who was running from Kosciusko Police after he ran a road block Saturday afternoon.

Also in the Camaro were Chassie Holifield (Erica’s mom), 31, and ten-year-old Jacob Mann. Both are in a Jackson hospital and both were seriously hurt. All three were thrown from the car when it was hit. A three-month-old baby was in a car seat and was spared serious injury.

Chassie Holifield’s family reported Monday that she had a stroke and had suffered from bleeding on the brain after the wreck. She was already unable to talk. Meanwhile, Mann had a broken leg, fractured skull and a punctured lung.

Breezynews.com reported that Jackson was still in the Attala County lockup. Police say he crashed two of their cars when he ran the roadblock, which was on Hwy. 12, then accelerated before crashing at a three-way stop at the intersection with Hwy. 35.

The Miss. Highway Patrol accident reconstruction team had not yet completed their work.

Jackson is being charged with aggravated asaault on an officer, felony fleeing and not stopping for police. He was driving on a suspended license.

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