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UPDATE: MSU football players injured in crash

(Story written by J.T. Mitchell)

Two Mississippi State football players were injured in a car crash Tuesday night.

Statement from from Bill Martin in MSU Athletics:

“Mississippi State football student-athletes De’Monte Russell and J.P. Purvis along with another individual not affiliated with MSU were involved in an automobile accident on Hwy. 25 yesterday evening (Dec. 17) following team practice. De’Monte was treated and released. J.P. is resting comfortably in the hospital. MSU is not authorized to comment on the third individual involved. The university is grateful to first responders for the assistance provided to our students. The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol worked the accident.”

The crash took place on Highway 25 in Oktibbeha County when the car collided with the back of an 18-wheeler.

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