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One dead, two others hospitalized with injuries in Troup County high-speed chase on Monday

Troup County, Georgia – On Monday, there was a high-speed chase in Troup County that ended in a terrible accident that killed one suspect and sent two others to the hospital. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office says the chase went faster than 100 mph and involved very careless and dangerous driving.

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An investigation started just before 2:45 p.m. when Troup County cops and officers from the West Point Police Department chased a car on I-85. Reports say the car was going at dangerously high speeds and weaving in and out of traffic, putting other drivers in danger.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office described the dangerous situation and said that the driver kept going too fast despite authorities’ efforts to stop the vehicle. The dangerous chase ended when a deputy used the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) move. As a result of this move, the car went off the road and flipped over several times. In the process, the driver was thrown out, and two female passengers were hurt.

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After the crash, the driver was taken to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center right away, but he died there. The two women who were in the car with him also got medical help. One was taken to a hospital in West Georgia, and the other was taken to an Atlanta hospital.

The sheriff’s office said that all three people were possible suspects in a shoplifting case that happened earlier that day in Columbus. This detail makes the case more complicated by linking the illegal behavior to the dangerous pursuit.

In answer to this event, the Georgia State Patrol is now looking into the crash. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards is also looking into the pursuit. The department’s commitment to reviewing its pursuit policies and procedures is made clear by this internal study.

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The sheriff’s office has not released the suspects’ names because they are still being investigated and to protect their privacy. This decision is in line with what should be done in this case, especially when investigations are still going on and notifications to next of kin are still being sent.

Aurelia Whitlock



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