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Three-Vehicle Crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta, Georgia, Causes Tragic Death of Passenger


June 07, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – According to a news report posted online at 11alive.com, a three-vehicle crash that occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta, Georgia, caused the tragic death of a passenger. Police say one of the vehicles involved in the crash had been fleeing from officers, and the driver then ran away on foot.*

The accident was preceded by an attempted traffic stop from which a driver fled. The Atlanta Police Department reports that officers tried to pull over a silver Dodge Charger for having a license plate registered to another vehicle. The driver of the Dodge sped away as officers attempted to make the stop. 

A short time later, police officers discovered a three-vehicle accident had occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Hamilton E. Homes Drive. One of the vehicles involved in the crash was the Dodge that police had tried to stop earlier. The driver of the Dodge had reportedly climbed out of the wrecked vehicle and took off from the scene on foot. 

11 Alive reports that a passenger left in the Dodge was critically injured from the wreck, and emergency responders transported him to a nearby hospital, where he tragically died. No identifying information about the passenger was reported. The Atlanta Police Department said no one else was seriously injured in the accident. 

Georgia State Patrol will be handling the accident investigation, and authorities are still looking for the missing driver of the Dodge. A description of the suspect was not provided in the report.  

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Source:https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/passenger-in-car-fleeing-from-officers-dies-after-driver-crashes-takes-off-on-foot-police/85-58ccfd52-3f7d-4924-86e2-3226bb331aef

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