Sheriff: 1 suspect dead, another injured after high-speed chase with Ga. deputies, trooper

LAMAR COUNTY, Ga. — A high-speed chase with deputies and Georgia troopers ended with one suspect dead, his passenger injured and a trooper injured.

Lamar County Sheriff Brad White said the chase happened Monday night in Lamar County off Barnesville Road and Ga. 136.

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Around 9:54 p.m., Georgia State Patrol says a trooper tried to pull over a driver, identified as Bryan Pierre Williams, and his passenger, identified as Vincent Hughes, on Barnesville Road.

Williams refused to stop and sped away in a Chevy Tahoe from the trooper, according to investigators. GSP says the trooper tried to do a pit maneuver, but it was unsuccessful and ended with Williams hitting the trooper’s car.

The car went off the road and rolled over multiple times.


White said his deputies continued with the chase on Ga. 136 eastbound. Deputies said they could see Williams and Hughes throwing cocaine and marijuana out of the windows of the Tahoe. Deputies later recovered the drugs off the highway.

After the drugs were tossed, deputies attempted another PIT maneuver. This one ended the chase near the Cole Forest subdivision.

GSP says Hughes died at the scene and paramedics airlifted Williams to a nearby hospital. Channel 2 Action News asked for an update on the trooper’s condition.

Officials said the trooper went to a hospital to get checked out but was released.

Charges are pending against Williams.

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