Motorcyclist crashes, dies fleeing cop
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A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday when he crashed into a wall on Douglas Street after fleeing police. MATT SHINALL/The Daily Tribune News
A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday when he crashed into a wall on Douglas Street after fleeing police. MATT SHINALL/The Daily Tribune News
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A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon on Douglas Street near Porter Street after a police chase.

About 1:45 p.m., a Cartersville police officer noticed the man driving erratically in the area of North Gilmer Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the motorcyclist refused to stop. At Johnson and Douglas streets, the officer, deeming it unsafe to continue, terminated the pursuit due to the high rate of speed of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist continued north on Douglas Street at a high rate of speed and ran the stop sign at the intersection of Douglas and Porter streets before losing control of the motorcycle.

The name of the deceased has not been released at this time.

Witnesses at the scene reported a male suspect fleeing from police crashed into a rock wall at the north end of Douglas Street at a high rate of speed.

U.S. Marshals and unmarked government vehicles were on scene with local authorities following the accident. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

Drugs found in stolen vehicle after crash

The vehicle involved in a crash that sent two people, one of which was a female, to the hospital Tuesday was reported stolen.

According to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, the Georgia State Patrol said the car involved was reported stolen and pills and possible methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle.

Bartow County Fire Department said the four-door passenger car rolled over, ejecting the two victims, about 9 p.m. on Interstate 75 South near mile marker 282.

Both victims, who were listed in critical condition, were airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center.