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Multiple Vehicle Crashes Occur on I-75 in Cobb County, Georgia, During Police Chase


June 22, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report posted online at ajc.com, multiple vehicle crashes occurred on Interstate 75 in Cobb County, Georgia, during a police chase. Georgia State Patrol Troopers reportedly attempted to stop a vehicle, and the driver took off and caused several vehicle accidents, then got away on foot.*

The incident started in the afternoon by the Interstate 285 interchange on I-75 South in Cobb. Georgia State Patrol and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that a black Chevrolet Malibu was traveling on I-75 with “homemade” vehicle tags, and Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle. It is not clear if the stop was attempted due to the tags or another reason, as the news report says the Chevy driver was a suspect in several Cobb County vehicle burglaries. 

The driver of the Chevy did not stop when authorities tried to pull the car over, but instead fled on the interstate. Troopers reported that the driver caused several accidents while he was trying to get away and ended up rear-ending a car by North Avenue on the Downtown Connector. The report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution did not say whether anyone was injured in the accidents. 

After the last collision, Troopers said the driver swerved through the wreckage and traveled to the opposite side of the interstate. The driver then exited the Chevy and ran from the scene on foot, according to Georgia State Patrol. The suspect reportedly jumped over a fence and was last seen running across the Georgia Tech campus. 

The suspect has not been identified and is still at-large. It is unclear if he is the registered owner of the Chevy. 

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Source:https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/just-driver-flees-police-causes-wrecks-during-chase/TzBnS1GX8ZZEl3oWYjuzvN/

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