DUBLIN, Ga. — Georgia State Patrol has identified the two men killed Friday in a high-speed chase on Interstate 16 in Laurens County.
ORIGINAL STORY: High-speed chase on I-16 in Laurens County leaves two dead
They say the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Impala tried to avoid a license check at the exit ramp of State Route 199.
As a result, a Laurens County Sheriff's Office deputy tried to stop the Impala by flashing his lights and sirens. A high-speed chase began and ended when the deputy performed a PIT maneuver by touching the front left bumper of the cruiser to the Impala’s right rear quarter panel.
The driver of the Impala lost control and hit a tree, killing two people and injuring a third.
The deceased were identified as 21-year-old Tevin Blount, of Glennville, and 27-year-old Preston Coleman, of Vidalia. The injured was identified as 25-year-old Shequan Moss, of East Dublin.
The investigation into the wreck is ongoing.