Man Killed in Wreck After Police Chase Through Georgia
GEORGIA – According to an online news story from ajc.com, a man was killed in a vehicle wreck after leading police on a chase through Georgia. The chase started in Butts County, Georgia, and ended up traveling through three counties before the suspect wrecked. The man has been identified by Georgia authorities.*
The accident happened on the morning of March 5 and occurred after a high-speed chase through multiple Georgia counties, according to Georgia State Patrol. Shortly before 8 a.m., deputies with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office attempted to perform a traffic stop on a black BMW SUV for a license tag violation. The vehicle had been traveling north along Interstate 75.
Georgia State Patrol Troopers state that when deputies turned on their emergency lights to initiate the stop, the driver of the BMW took off. Officers pursued the vehicle along I-75 North reaching speeds higher than 100 mph, according to Troopers. The chase continued through Butts County and through Spalding County, Georgia.
The driver then headed into Henry County, Georgia, where he ended up crashing. Georgia State Patrol indicated the driver lost control of the SUV near Interstate 675 in Henry County, after which the vehicle rolled multiple times. The driver was ejected during the collision, and Georgia State Patrol reported that he died at the scene. He was identified as a 44-year-old man from Macon, Georgia.
The report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution did not say why the driver was thought to have fled from officers. Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the incident.
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