Cops: Women lead police on chase, leave 2 kids behind

Two women are accused of reaching 100 mph while evading police in three counties Thursday afternoon. Then when the two crashed, both women ran from the car, leaving behind two small children, police said.

It started when Cobb County police issued a “lookout” for a fugitive traveling on I-75 northbound in a black Chevrolet Impala, according to Sgt. Jonathan Rogers with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly before 4 p.m., Bartow deputies attempted unsuccessfully to stop the Impala, which had two women and two children inside, Rogers said.

“The pursuit reportedly reached speeds of 100 mph before entering Gordon County,” Rogers said in an emailed statement. “In Gordon County, the Impala wrecked and the two adults fled on foot from the vehicle.”

Deputies were able to catch the two women, who were taken into custody by the Georgia State Patrol, Rogers said. Inside the car were two children under the age of 3, he said.

Neither the women nor the children were injured, according to police. The children were placed in state custody, Rogers said.

The women’s names were not released Thursday night. Investigators believe one of the women ran because of an outstanding warrant in Cobb County.