Suspect Sped by Deputy on the Interstate
Shortly before 10:30PM last night a Deputy running radar on the interstate was passed north of the 53 MM by an orange car going in excess of 100 MPH.
The Deputy activated his lights and attempted to stop the car, which sped up and continued to speed south on the interstate, weaving in traffic.
The vehicle was described as an orange Nissan or Infinity with West Virginia tags.
By the time they were reaching Exit 47, their speed was 150 MPH. The chase continued as more members of Law Enforcement raced to join the pursuit.
As they reached the 40-mile marker, the suspect turned off his headlights while continuing to drive at speeds over 130 MPH.
The suspect continued on I-85, exiting at Exit 28 and taking a right onto East Main St. They then took a left onto East Boyd Road, where they were unable to navigate a curve near the intersection with Winslett Drive. Troup County EMA immediately dispatched fire and ems to the scene as officers worked to secure the suspect and a female passenger.
The driver, who has not been identified at this point, was flown to Grady Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The female, according to information online, was taken to a local hospital and released.
Commnunity Posted Images
Community members from our facebook page described the crash as “sounding like something blew up.” Several members also posted the following photos.
More Information to Come
We’ve reached out to the CCSO for more information about the suspect and his condition.
We are aware that his family is en route to the hospital.