Newton County

3 people in critical condition after stolen car chase ends with crash in Newton County

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A car chase ended in a crash and sent three people to the hospital in Newton County, according to Georgia State Patrol.

On Tuesday, troopers arrived near Highway 81 in Newton County to assist with a car chase that turned into a crash.

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Channel 2′s Veronica Griffin was on the scene when EMS officials confirmed that two people were taken by life flight and one person was transported on the ground to the nearby hospital.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office said a stolen vehicle hit one of its Flock systems Tuesday afternoon. One of the deputies attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the suspect took off.


NCSO said the chase began at Crowell Road and went into Porterdale but ended at an intersection when the suspect ran a red light, which caused an accident with two other vehicles, injuring three people.

The suspect fled the scene. All three victims are in critical condition. None of them have been identified.

GSP is handling the investigation.

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