Kennesaw man ejected from truck, killed during police chase

A Kennesaw man died Friday after being ejected from his truck during a police pursuit, officials said.

Jonathan Fowler, 32, failed to stop when deputies with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office tried to pull him over for speeding on Roosevelt Highway near College Park, police said.

Fulton deputies pursued Fowler, who was driving a 2004 Ford F-350, and contacted the Georgia State Patrol for help at about 4:45 p.m.

The pursuit ended on Roosevelt Highway at Leslie Drive after a trooper performed a PIT maneuver, bumping into Fowler’s vehicle to try and stop it, police said.

After the PIT maneuver, Fowler lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over, officials with GSP said.

He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, police said. He died on the scene.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collison Reconstruction Team and the DPS Office of Professional Standards are conducting a follow-up investigation.

The trooper that performed the PIT maneuver has been placed on administrative leave per DPS policy.