A man allegedly attempting to flee from a state trooper late Thursday night died in a high-speed crash that also killed his female passenger and injured two teens on a Newton County highway.
Mr. Donald Justin Barnes, 27, and Ms. Kimberly Nicole Anglin, 30, both of Covington, died at the scene, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The two teens: Mr. William Nicolaus Tanner, 17 and Ms. Amy Michelle Daniecki, 18, both of Covington, were transported to Medical Atlanta MediCenter for non-life threatening injuries, GSP’s spokesman Mr. Gordy Wright said.
The crash occurred around 9:35 p.m. shortly after a trooper entered Georgia 36 from a parking lot. The trooper spotted a Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles on double yellow lines and attempted to stop the driver, Mr. Wright said.
“As the vehicle continued toward Covington, the trooper activated lights and siren to try and stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop,” Mr. Wright said.
Then Mr. Barnes lost control of the Honda Accord while passing a vehicle near Cedar Creek Drive, he said.
“The Accord began to rotate and traveled into the southbound travel lane where it was hit in the right side by an oncoming Honda Pilot being driven by Tanner,” Mr. Wright said.
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