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Monday November 23rd, 2020 1:56PM

Sheriff: Driver hits 125 mph during chase, crashes and dies

By The Associated Press

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A driver who led Butts County deputies on a high-speed chase is dead.

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long says his deputy spotted a BMW SUV without a license plate and suspected the driver was under the influence.

WXIA-TV reports when the deputy attempted a traffic stop, the driver sped off, weaving in and out of traffic going 125 mph before losing control and crashing the vehicle into the woods off I-75 North near I-675.

The chase traveled through Butts County into Henry County.

The driver was ejected from the SUV and died at the scene. The driver's identity has not been released. The body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy.

The crash caused a traffic backup on I-75 for miles.

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Information from: WXIA-TV, http://www.11alive.com/

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