Deputy, 3 others injured after wild chase ends in crash

A Haralson County sheriff’s deputy and three others were injured Tuesday after a high-speed chase ended with a horrific crash at the Haralson-Carroll county line.

The crash happened after a man tried to avoid a traffic stop and sparked a chase on Ga. 113, the Haralson sheriff’s office said in a statement. The stop was initiated after a Bremen police investigator noticed someone driving erratically and alerted Haralson authorities.

The driver was identified as John Adam Brown, 29, of Douglasville.

At one point during the chase, which reached speeds in excess of 75 mph, the man crashed into a patrol car and attempted to ram another patrol car, the sheriff’s office said. 

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Later, Brown swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a vehicle head-on, authorities said. Another patrol car was hit moments later, before an officer was able to strike Brown’s car on its passenger side and send it off the roadway and into a residence on White Rose Lane.

Brown was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His condition was not released.

His girlfriend, who was a passenger in his car, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries, the statement said.

The person whose vehicle was struck head-on was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome in stable condition, the statement said. That person’s name was not released.

Deputy Buford Scott Young was taken to Tanner Carrollton Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Brown, who is a felon, has active probation violation warrants from Douglas and Carroll counties, according to the statement. His new charges will include aggravated assault with motor vehicle, DUI (drugs) and eluding officers.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating.

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