DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Kadeem D'Anto Fletcher is the man troopers say was behind the wheel of the car that crashed in DeKalb County, injuring a 7-year-old girl.
There is an active search going on for the 25-year-old.
Georgia State Patrol believes he led authorities on that chase, because he doesn’t have a driver’s license.
The Monday morning crash was caught on surveillance video at a Texaco gas station on Gresham Road.
Police told Channel 2's Audrey Washington they first spotted the Audi, speeding on Interstate 20 near Moreland Avenue. They said when Fletcher took off, a trooper tried to stop him.
Officials said Fletcher eventually sped up, exited onto Gresham Road and crashed into a sign at a gas station.
Authorities said it was surveillance video from another gas station that led them to Fletcher.
GSP said Fletcher was driving his girlfriend’s car and it was her daughter in the car with him at the time of the crash. That 7-year-old girl was thrown from the car and seriously hurt.
“It’s disturbing at the highest level,” said GSP Sgt. James Buchanan. “That you have an individual that wants to abandon a 7-year-old child and then leaving her on the side of the road, well in the parking lot, to basically fend for herself.”
The girl is expected to be okay.
Police said the suspect's girlfriend was not trying to help them at first, but now she is being more cooperative.
"She realized he didn't care about her child and didn't shot any care in the world to help her," Buchanan said.
Fletcher now faces a number of charges.
Anyone with information on where he might be should call Georgia State Patrol.
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