The police chase that ended in a woman being ejected from her vehicle on I-75 north near Georgia 49 Thursday afternoon was initiated by Perry Police after a Perry business called 911, according to Sgt. Robbie Robertson with Georgia State Patrol.
Robertson said that Perry Police attempted to pull over a Ford Excursion, but the Excursion refused to stop leading police to pursue the vehicle.
GSP was then called in to assist on the chase.
A GSP trooper used a precision immobilization technique (PIT) maneuver, which led the SUV to exit the right side of the interstate, hit a guardrail, roll and eject the driver before landing upright on its tires.
The driver was taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health, where she later died.
The name of the driver has yet to be released.
Perry Police have not yet returned 13WMAZ's call to confirm the reason for the initiation of the chase.
Robertson said the incident is still under investigation.
A woman is dead after a chase ended with her being ejected from her vehicle on I-75 north near Georgia 49 Thursday afternoon.
That's according to Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese.
Deese added that the woman was taken to the Medical Center Navicent Health where she later died.
An eyewitness told 13WMAZ earlier that the car flipped several times before landing upright. The person who was driving the car was on the ground and officers had their guns drawn on the person.
The woman's identity has not yet been released.
Interstate 75 northbound in Peach County is block following an accident there south of Ga. 49.
An eyewitness told 13WMAZ that the roadway is blocked as a result of a chase that ended with a vehicle crashing. The witness says the car flipped over several times and landed upright. The person who was driving the car was on the ground as officers had their guns drawn on the person.
We're continuing to gather details on this developing story.
TRAFFIC: I-75 NB at the Byron exit is blocked due to a wreck and traffic is being rerouted to Watson and then to Hwy41. Pls avoid the area
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