Suspected drunken driver crashes into Confederate statue on Ole Miss campus

Suspected drunken driver crashes into Confederate statue on Ole Miss campus

Police are investigating a crash on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.

Officials confirmed that a suspected drunken driver crashed into the Confederate statue at the entrance to Lyceum Circle around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The vehicle’s driver and passenger were taken to a hospital following the incident. 

Ole Miss police said the statue suffered damage, although its full extent was still being determined.

The incident happened amid increased scrutiny of Confederate statues and memorials across the nation.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report. 

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