It looked like something out of an action movie. Sheriff Deputy Gary Long was attempting to pull over a car on Interstate-75 in Atlanta. The car refused to stop and the sheriff decided to conduct a high-speed chase. Suspect fleeing from police kill 4 people in high speed the chase.
The sheriff and the other Butts County deputies lost the car before they could pull it over. Typically, when the police realize a chase is futile or too dangerous, they call it off. Here, the deputies alerted the State police to keep an eye out for the car.
The car was spotted shortly after the chase was called off. However, before the State Police could pull the car over, it crashed into another vehicle. Given the speed at which the driver was going, the crash was bound to be tragic.
The suspect smashed into a car driven by an elderly woman and her female passenger. Both women were killed and pronounced dead at the scene. 2 of the passengers in the suspect’s car also died as a result of the crash.
The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. His name has not yet been released. Nor have the names of the other victims who died.
Accidents like this can be very frustrating. Nobody knows yet why the suspect refused to stop. But his determination to avoid the police has caused the death of four innocent people. The investigation is ongoing. Hopefully, more information will be released.
If you or your loved one have been injured or killed in a crash like this, contact our office. One of our experienced car accident lawyers will review your case and let you know what your options are.