Four dead in crash after driver speeds away from police at 169 mph

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Four dead in crash after driver speeds away from police at 169 mph

Four people inside a Dodge Charger died and two others were injured in a fiery wreck that occurred after the driver sped away from police at 169 mph on a Georgia highway early Sunday, a report said.

A Monroe County deputy first spotted the car zipping along at 102 mph on I-75 just after midnight before the driver increased the speed to 137 mph, WSBTV.com reported, citing authorities.

The deputy tried to pull over the Charger, but instead of stopping the driver hit the gas even harder, reaching 169 mph, the report said.

Four people died on I-75 in Monroe County, Georgia after a Dodge Charger crashed while fleeing the police going 169 miles per hour.
Four people died on I-75 in Monroe County, Georgia after a Dodge Charger crashed while fleeing the police going 169 miles per hour.
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The Charger quickly pulled away from the deputy, who lost sight of the fleeing vehicle.

Minutes later, the car crashed into the woods along a nearby exit ramp, the report said.

Deputies were able to pull two men from the mangled car before it caught fire. They were hospitalized and their condition was unknown.

The other four occupants of the vehicle died at the scene.

Police recovered three guns from the wreckage.

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