The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has identified the male that died in an accident on July 7 at Post Road and Interstate 20 while fleeing authorities.
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. John Trawick said the male was a 15-year-old Texas native whose address was in Fairburn, Georgia, at the time of his death. Trawick said he could not provide the victim's name since he was a juvenile.
The report shows that a 2005 silver Dodge Caravan was traveling on Interstate 20 westbound. The report said that the Caravan was “actively fleeing“ two marked Motor Carrier Compliance Division patrol cars.
According to the report, the Caravan exited I-20 westbound onto Post Road, continuing at a high rate of speed. The driver then ran a red light at the I-20 entrance/exit ramps. At 12:25 a.m. the Caravan lost control and slammed into the rear of a 2015 International Prostar Truck that was parked on the side of the I-20 westbound entrance ramp. Due to the severity of the collision, the driver couldn’t be removed from the vehicle before he died. The victim wasn't able to be immediately identified after the accident, according to the GSP.
Trawick said that according to the officers on the scene, the initial reason for the chase was that the Caravan was failing to maintain its lane and was driving on the shoulder of the roadway. The chase continued as the Caravan didn’t stop, according to Trawick. The Caravan was uninsured and marked as stolen, according to the accident report.
The 15-year-old male’s next-of-kin has been notified of his death, Trawick said.