A significant pace chase Christmas morning turned deadly for a driver who refused to prevent for a Georgia Point out Patrol trooper, in accordance to GSP Captain Thornell King.
In accordance to King, a GSP Trooper was doing the job pace enforcement on Interstate 95 in Liberty County close to 11:45 am when his radar detection device clocked a pink Mustang traveling southbound driving more than 100 mph.
The trooper tried to initiate a targeted traffic end and began to pursue the Mustang which exited 95 in Midway, King reported. The driver continued to journey into Halfway on highway 84 with the trooper in pursuit. The driver of the Mustang created a ideal flip on to Freeway 17 in direction of Richmond Hill but produced a u-turn heading in the direction of Riceboro, King ongoing.
The driver continued to push in surplus of 100 mph until the trooper employed the pursuit intervention method or PIT, causing the driver to hit a electricity pole and flip around, according to King. The trooper then collided with the Mustang.
A passenger in the Mustang was ejected throughout the incident and fled the scene, in accordance to King. He was later on arrested on Interstate 95 at the South Newport exit seeking to flag down vehicles.
The driver of the Mustang was pronounced lifeless at the scene, in accordance to King. The GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Staff has been named in to investigate the accident.
The trooper acquired a scratch to his ear when his airbag deployed in the accident and the identity of the driver of the Mustang has not been launched pending notification of up coming of kin, according to King.