Dekalb County, GA – Driver Crashes Through Power Pole During High-Speed Chase
Dekalb County, Georgia (February 10, 2023) – According to the Georgia State Patrol, the driver of a vehicle linked to multiple car break-ins led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a fiery and destructive crash in DeKalb County.
Around 6:30 p.m. Friday, SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene of Rockbridge Road SW and S. Deshon Road and saw the intersection completely blocked as crews worked to clean everything up. The car that the troopers were chasing appeared to have smashed through a telephone pole. It came to a halt in front of the QuikTrip gas station, on its side.
According to Georgia Power, the crash brought down the traffic lights at the intersection and knocked out power to about 100 customers in the area. When a power line fell across the street in front of the McDonald’s, it started a grass fire.
There was at least one other vehicle involved. The front end was severely damaged.
It was unclear how many vehicles were involved in the crash or the extent of any injuries, but medics were seen treating one person at the scene.
According to witnesses, the car was speeding east on Rockbridge Road when it lost control coming down the hill and crashed at the intersection of S. Deshon Road.
The nearly 12-mile high-speed chase began at Stonecrest Mall. According to the trooper, they saw the vehicle leaving and were able to confirm that suspects wanted for multiple car break-ins were inside. That is when troopers pulled over the vehicle.
The four occupants were being handcuffed when the driver allegedly ran back to the car and fled the scene.
Troopers gave chase to the driver, who eventually lost control of his vehicle and collided with the utility pole.
After the collision, the driver was taken into custody by the authorities.
The identities of the four suspects, as well as the specific charges against them, have not yet been made public.
Both the crash and the car break-ins are still under investigation.
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