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Driver Crashes Into Confederate Monument on Ole Miss Campus

A vehicle crashed into the Confederate Staute in the Circle on the Ole Miss campus last night.
An unidentified driver of a pickup plowed into the Confederate Memorial monument on the campus of The University of Mississippi damaging the memorial and causing the removal of the “contextualization plaque” placed there last year.
 
It is thought the individual was intoxicated, but facts are unknown at this time. An individual was treated at Baptist Memorial Hospital and then booked on DWI charges by Campus Police at the Lafayette County jail.
 
University spokesperson Ryan Whittington said “late Saturday evening, a suspected intoxicated driver ran into the Confederate statue on the Oxford campus. University police are investigating the accident. The full extent of damage to the statue will be assessed.”
The front facade base of the statue was damaged, and the much-publicized contextualization plaque that was placed at the base of the statue is gone this morning. The area has been secured by Campus Police.
 
Base of the monument where the plaque was located
 It is unconfirmed if the driver was intoxicated, misdirected or had ulterior motives.
The area has been secured by police officers this morning
 HottyToddy.com will update the story as more information becomes available. 

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