Police chase of stolen car ends in fatal crash of teen driver

A teenaged girl is dead following a Sunday afternoon police chase that ended in Fairburn.

Police were chasing a car that had been identified as stolen from Union City sometime before 1 p.m., authorities said.

Channel 2 Action News reports the car had been carjacked.

The chase entered I-85 and the stolen car eventually went off the road near Bohannon Road, police said.

According to Georgia State Patrol, the person driving the 1996 BMW lost control and the car struck a culvert, rolling the car several times and ejecting both people inside before hitting a tree.

Cheyenne Pierce, 17, was thrown from the vehicle and killed, the State Patrol said.

The surviving passenger, 18-year-old Demetrius Roberts, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, but his condition was unknown.

Both are from Union City, authorities said.

Troopers investigating the wreck closed the two left lanes on southbound I-85 for roughly two hours on Sunday, authorities said.

Union City Police officials could not be reached Sunday for comment.