One person was killed in a crash that occurred at the end of a police chase in Roswell over the weekend. The fatal incident took place just after midnight on Sunday, September 12. It happened on the Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.
According to the details shared by the Georgia State Patrol, the police chase in Roswell was initiated after reports were received of two cars racing each other. As per the 911 reports received by GSP troopers, these cars were coming from Alpharetta into Roswell.
Following up on these reports, the police were able to track the two cars. However, both vehicles took off at high speeds upon being pursued by the police. The chase which continued along the Holcomb Bridge Road reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. As per the police report, the chase was then called off by a supervisor.
Ten seconds later, the fatal wreck occurred. One of the drivers being pursued lost control of the vehicle. The car careened off the road, hitting trees and bushes before crashing into a Redwood Circle home and coming to a stop. The wrecked vehicle had four occupants traveling in it at the time of the incident.
Two of them were identified as Dahian Pena, 19, and Kimberly Reyes, 18. Pena suffered critical injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene of the accident. Reyes suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
The other two individuals traveling in the car ran from the crash scene. However, one of them later turned himself in on Wednesday, September 15. He was identified only as a 19-year-old.
GSP continues to investigate the crash. In Atlanta accidents like these, the affected parties may be able to seek damages for their losses with the help of an Atlanta car accident lawyer.