MACON, Ga. — A Forsyth man is dead after a car chase and crash in Macon, according to Deputy Coroner Ronnie Miley.
A Bibb Sheriff's deputy tried to pull the car over for making a right turn on red at the intersection of Columbus Road and Mercer University.
The driver, 26-year-old Rashaad Jones, refused to pull over and lost control during the chase.
Jones hit an unoccupied car and went airborne. The car overturned and hit a tree, according to Georgia State Patrol.
Miley confirmed the Bibb Sheriff’s chase ended in a crash in the 4100 block of Log Cabin Drive just before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The front of the car caught fire but that was quickly put out. Miley said the impact killed him.
The investigation has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol. 13WMAZ will update when additional information is made available.