Chase ends in wreck with four injured, three seriously

STAFF REPORTS :::

Four people were injured Monday – three seriously – when a law enforcement chase ended in a wreck.

Authorities say the incident began at 10:24 a.m. when Spalding County deputies attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Jason Martin, of Griffin.

According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, Martin was wanted for parole violation related to a burglary.

Martin failed to comply and stop for the deputies and a chase ensued. It proceeded through several streets from Meriwether to Ellis Road.

As Martin drove west on Ellis Road, approaching the Henry Jackson Road intersection, he struck a box truck that was stopped in the roadway due to an unrelated wreck being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.

Following the collision, the engine compartment of Martin’s vehicle, a 2000 Gran Prix, caught fire.

Deputies pulled the occupants from the Gran Prix while GSP troopers and a Code Enforcement officer extinguished the fire.

Martin’s vehicle contained five occupants. Three were airlifted to Atlanta-area hospitals and Martin was transported by ambulance to the emergency room of Spalding Regional Hospital.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident and charges against Martin are pending.

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