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Tragic Crash Kills Two in Whitfield County, Georgia (GA)

June 16, 2020

WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA - writes that a deadly collision occurred this week in Georgia. The incident took place on Interstate 75 in the late evening. Police reports indicate that officers began pursuing a 2008 Ford Fusion that had Tennessee license plates displayed after determining that the car had been reported stolen.*

The suspect was then observed speeding, reaching 120 miles per hour, and driving recklessly in an attempt to avoid being apprehended by the police. The car ultimately crashed, entrapping all three of the occupants. Two passengers, including a 32-year-old man from Ooltewah, and a 42-year-old woman from East Ridge, died in the impact.

The driver survived the wreck but was severely injured. Responders transported the 30-year-old Chattanooga man to the Erlanger Hospital via airlift. 

Officers stated that charges are pending against the man and that the crash is being investigated by the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team. It appears that the car had been stolen from a location in Chattanooga. 

Police chases are known to be dangerous endeavors. The number of people killed in these incidents has been on the rise, and yet some experts say even those numbers may not be complete. Many records regarding fatal crashes neglect to mention that they occurred in the context of a police pursuit. 

A professor who studies police chases stated that the public still does not know how often these chases take place or how many are taking place every year. In many of these crashes, the people killed are innocent bystanders, such as pedestrians or people in other cars who have nothing to do with the chase. 

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