A collision between a car and a motorcycle on Saturday night resulted in a woman’s death.
The accident occurred on I-17 north in Monroe County.
Georgia State Patrol said one of its troopers clocked four motorcyclists traveling at more than 100 miles per hour and tried to stop them.
Only two of the bikers stopped while the others sped off.
This led to a chase. GSP said the trooper could only maintain sight of the motorcyclists. However, another trooper who was going north on the interstate started to help.
As the chase went on, a vehicle struck the motorcyclist and the bike subsequently hit a car.
Both the operator of the motorcycle and their female passenger were ejected from the bike.
The passenger ended up in the left lane.
GSP has not yet released the names of the individuals involved and the accident remains under investigation.
Over the Fourth of July weekend, state troopers and local law enforcement agencies in Georgia investigated 12 fatal accidents that resulted in 13 deaths.
The 54-hour holiday period ran from 6 p.m. on July 3 to 11:59 p.m. on July 5.
Georgia State Troopers responded to 180 traffic crashes that caused 96 injuries. they also investigated eight deadly crashes in which eight people died. local agencies probed four fatal crashes that resulted in five deaths.
The local agencies that reported road traffic deaths over the celebratory period were the DeKalb County Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Cobb County Police Department.
Meanwhile, State Troopers arrested 322 people for driving under the influence during the holiday weekend. Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers also issued 7,609 citations and 8,679 warnings. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, contact our Georgia car accident attorneys today.