Saturday January 16th, 2021 1:40PM

Crash during chase takes out Cornelia traffic signals, hurts 2

By Rob Moore Reporter
CORNELIA — Two Habersham County women were injured, one seriously, in a crash in Cornelia during a high-speed chase late Tuesday night.
A Volkswagen Jetta driven by 29-year-old Amber Wade of Demorest was traveling south on U.S. 441 Business fleeing from Habersham County sheriff’s deputies at the time of the 11:45 p.m. wreck, said Cpl. John Getty of Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa.
“Deputy Holcomb performed a PIT on the fleeing vehicle, causing the vehicle to spin out on the roadway in the center turn lane,” Getty said. “The driver of the Jetta did not remain stopped and attempted to flee again. Within 1,500 feet, Deputy Holcomb performed a second PIT on the vehicle, to which the Jetta traveled off the roadway to the right and struck a power pole.”
The passenger in the Jetta, 24-year-old Katherine Elrod of Clarkesville, was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of possible serious injury, Getty said.
Wade was transported to NGMC for treatment of minor injuries, Getty said.
After the Jetta struck the pole, the traffic lights supported by the pole fell to the ground.
Getty said GSP charged Wade with driving under the influence and serious injury by vehicle.
Additional charges are pending from the sheriff’s office.
This news article will be updated.
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