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Published on March 8th, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department

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Drag Racing on West Jackson Avenue in Oxford Leads to Collision and Death of an Unborn Child

On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 3:12 am, the Oxford Police Department responded to a traffic collision  on West Jackson Avenue in the area of McDonald’s.  

A silver Chevrolet Camaro had struck a maroon Dodge Caravan. The female driver of the Caravan had to be  extricated by the Oxford Fire Department and was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi with life threatening injuries. The female’s unborn child was pronounced deceased at the hospital. She was then flown to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis and is currently in critical condition.  

Meko Lamar (19 of Como, Mississippi) was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi with moderate injuries. He was released from the hospital today.  

Through the investigation it was discovered that Lamar and another vehicle, driven by Tyler Hammond (19 of  Como, MS), were drag racing on West Jackson Avenue. After the collision Hammond, fled the scene.  

Meko Lamar has been charged with homicide of an unborn child while in the commission of a misdemeanor and drag racing. Tyler Hammond has been charged with Felony Fleeing and drag racing.  

Lamar and Hammond were both taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for their initial bond hearing where Lamar was issued a $150,000 bond, and Hammond was issued a $50,000 bond.  

This is still an on going investigation and charges could be upgraded or added as this investigation continues.

Meko Lamar (19 of Como, Mississippi)
Tyler Hammond (19 of  Como, Mississippi)

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.



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