January 27 – Police and sheriff’s deputies are searching for the driver of a Jeep that killed one person when it crashed past a stop sign into another vehicle on K Street and Tilman Avenue in Brunswick Thursday afternoon. was
Brunswick Police Chief Kevin Jones and Grin County Sheriff Neil Jumpp told News the police chase was called off minutes before the crash.
“The car that collided, we and the city hadn’t tracked it down,” Jump said. lost contact because of school traffic, buses, and children.
Jump said the Jeep suspect ran a stop sign at a “wide open” intersection before smashing into a black sedan.
The Jeep then ran into a tree and landed on top of a fire hydrant, Jones said. The suspect then fled on foot.
As of 4:30 p.m., neither law enforcement officer was ready to release the suspect’s name or description, Jones said, adding that there was only a preliminary suspect and no confirmation that he was the driver. said not yet.
Jump said the suspect had already changed clothes and a K-9 officer and a police dog were leading the search.
Jump said that Georgia Patrolmen have been called in to investigate the crash site.
“We hate to see an innocent person in that car, but we are actively trying to find the driver so that an investigation and prosecution can be made,” Jump said.
Sheriff’s deputies identified a vehicle involved in the chase in the Arco neighborhood last week, Jump said.
The suspect escaped city and county police and agents.
When officers found the same vehicle today and witnessed “illegal activity taking place” nearby, they approached the suspect, who jumped into the vehicle and slowed down, Jump said.
Police and agents gave chase, but Jump said they both called it off because of school traffic. .