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4 men dead after Dodge Charger speeds away from police at 169 mph, crashes and bursts into flames

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — Four men are dead in Georgia after a car sped away from police at 169 mph, crashed and burst into flames.

Monroe County deputies responded to reports of a black Dodge Charger Scat Pack traveling 102 mph on I-75 NB around 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Before the deputy could stop the car, the driver increased speed to 137 mph. A deputy attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver refused to stop, increasing speed to 169 mph.

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Deputies lost sight of the vehicle. About five minutes later, a citizen found a man on the 198 exit ramp and a Dodge Charger on fire in the wood line.

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Deputies were able to remove two people from the car before it burst into flames. The two men were taken to the hospital. Their identities and conditions have not been released.

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Four other men were pronounced dead at the scene. They have also not been identified.

Three guns and 17 credit cards were found at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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