Trooper rescues driver, passenger from burning car after chase in NW Atlanta

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A Georgia State Patrol chase in Atlanta ended with a crash, the rescue of two people from a burning car and six people in the hospital, authorities said.

Because of a tag violation, a trooper began to chase a suspect in a Mercury Milan on I-285 North Thursday night, GSP said in a news release.

The Milan tried to exit I-20 East at Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, rear-ended a Chevy sedan and hit a tree, the release said. The Milan then caught on fire, trapping its two occupants.

The trooper rescued the 46-year-old male driver and 31-year-old female passenger, and they were both taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, the release said.

Two women, a 1-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl were in the Chevy when it was hit, and they were all taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the release said.

Charges of fleeing an officer, driving without a state tag and reckless endangerment are expected to be filed against the driver of the Milan, the release said.

No other information has been released.

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