Julep Chef Dies in Car Accident | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Julep Chef Dies in Car Accident

photo

Julep Chef Martin Evans Bryant died Wednesday evening after his car hit a pole on Woodrow Wilson Avenue. According to the Jackson Police Department, Bryant was at Wendy's on Woodrow Wilson Avenue when a manager informed a police officer dining inside that Bryant was causing a disturbance at the drive-through window. By the time the officer got to the window, Bryant, 31, had driven away in his Honda Accord and shortly afterward, lost control of his car, JPD said.

JPD spokeswoman Colendula Green said that The Clarion-Ledger reported today that the officer had followed the suspect from the parking lot, but said that information was incorrect.

"There was no police chase. The officer came outside, and the suspect had already sped off," she said. "By that time, the officer got in a vehicle and didn't know where the subject was located. The officer drove east on Woodrow Wilson and noticed that the car had struck a pole."

Green could not provide any details about the nature of the disturbance.

After the crash, emergency crews transported Martin to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead at 8:30 p.m. Accident reconstructions are currently investigating the accident.

Support our reporting -- Become a JFP VIP.

The news business has changed dramatically in the past two years, and we need your help more than ever to keep bringing you important stories about Jackson and the Metro. Become a JFP VIP with an annual membership or you can Sign up as a monthly supporter. Thanks for anything you can do to empower our journalism!

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

comments powered by Disqus