ATLANTA — The United States Marshals were attempting to serve a warrant Friday when two suspects sped away in a car, crashed and died, the Georgia State Patrol said on Friday.
Now, authorities report the men weren't even who the federal agency was actually looking for.
The GSP, which was called in to assist with the fatal wreck, said the U.S. Marshals were executing a felony warrant for homicide, robbery and aggravated assault at a residence on Forrest Park Road in southeast Atlanta.
That's when two suspects left the scene in a vehicle, crashed into a tree, hit a utility pole and died on the scene.
At around 11:10 a.m., a trooper was dispatched to a crash involving two fatalities at 3798 Forrest Park Road.
The driver, David Cannimore, and his passenger, Bryce Metts, were at 3204 Forrest Park Road when the GSP reports they noticed unmarked police vehicles. They immediately drove away from the scene traveling north on Forrest Park Road in a Nissan Rogue, GSP officials said.
The U.S. Marshals operated their emergency equipment but said they didn't chase the escaping vehicle. They lost sight of the Nissan Rogue as the driver continued to speed away.
However, while trying to negotiate a curve, the driver lost control of the car and left the roadway, striking the utility pole and tree. When emergency crews arrived, the Nissan was still against the tree, the GSP said.
The driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by the Fulton County medical examiner.
It was later determined that the driver had a failure to appear warrant. However, neither of the suspects were the ones U.S. Marshals were looking for in the warrant.