Police are searching for two people who led Georgia State Patrol troopers on a chase through northwest Atlanta early Saturday after they were clocked traveling 135 mph, authorities said.
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Car clocked at 135 mph flees state troopers; driver, passenger get away

Police are searching for two people who led Georgia State Patrol troopers on a chase through northwest Atlanta early Saturday after they were clocked traveling 135 mph, authorities said.

The chase started about 1:40 a.m. when a state trooper attempted to stop a neon green Chevrolet Camaro traveling south on the Downtown Connector.

The car was clocked going 135 mph in a 55 mph zone, the GSP said. According to police, the driver stopped on the interstate’s HOV lane and then sped away.

Police followed the driver to the North Avenue exit, where the Camaro left the interstate and headed west, striking several curbs. The driver and passenger eventually jumped out, running on foot into some woods near North Avenue and Julian Street, police said. 

Atlanta police arrived at the scene with a K-9 but the dog was unable to track the vehicle’s occupants. 

The driver of the Camaro has not been identified and it’s still unclear whether the vehicle was stolen.

Nobody was injured in the chase, police said. 

Last month, a man fleeing state troopers on the Downtown Connector crashed into two vehicles, killing a 28-year-old father of two and his 51-year-old mother.

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The family was returning home to Florida after a trip to Michigan when their vehicle was struck by a Dodge Challenger driven by Kahre Jamal Williams, a felon with a lengthy criminal history, police said.

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Williams faces a host of charges for his alleged role in the fatal collision, including felony murder and first-degree vehicular homicide. 

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