Two people died in Catoosa County Tuesday night, June 4, when a vehicle theft suspect fled police and crashed into another vehicle, killing the suspect and the driver of the other vehicle.
According to Sheriff Gary R. Sisk:
At about 10:40 p.m. the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office was helping the Ringgold Police Department find a vehicle that had been stolen from the Circle K convenience store at Smitherman Road and Battlefield Parkway.
Deputies spotted the vehicle, and the Ringgold officer initiated a traffic stop, at which time the suspect vehicle fled at a high rate of speed onto Interstate 75 northbound.
Deputies attempted to catch up to the vehicle but were never able to get within 200 yards of it before the suspect vehicle hit another vehicle, causing it to roll over and come to rest in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 before the state line.
The suspect in the stolen vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle did not survive the crash.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.