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1 dead, 2 injured in northeast Ga. police chase

Fatal Crash
Posted at 8:46 PM, May 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-15 16:47:50-04

  CARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Franklin County sheriff's officials say a person was killed and two others were injured when a car fleeing from police crashed on Interstate 85.

 

      Authorities tell the Athens Banner-Herald the driver, 21-year-old Thanquarius Calhoun, of McDonough, 20-year-old Reltheal Morton, of Auburn, were hospitalized in the crash Tuesday. The identity of the dead passenger has not been released.

 

      Officials say the chase began when a Banks County Sheriff's deputy tried stopping the car and the driver fled. The chase reached a speed of over 100 mph and prompted a response by the Georgia State Patrol. The car eventually veered off the road, flipped multiple times and hit a tree.

 

      Authorities say Calhoun will be charged with vehicular homicide, felony fleeing, DUI, reckless driving. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.