Teen killed in pursuit crash on I-85

A Henry County teenager was killed when the car she was a passenger in crashed while fleeing from police, the Georgia State Patrol said Wednesday.

Marion Ahlexus Shore, 19, of McDonough, died at the scene of the Tuesday afternoon wreck when the 2012 Toyota Corolla she was in left I-85 and crashed in Franklin County in northeast Georgia, a spokesman for the GSP said.

A Banks County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop the Toyota, but the driver refused to stop, the GSP said. A trooper became involved in the pursuit on I-85 around mile marker 166, just north of the Lavonia exit.

The Toyota struck the GSP patrol car and the driver lost control and crashed, overturning several times and striking a tree, killing Shore and injuring the driver and another passenger. The trooper involved was not injured.

The driver of Toyota was identified as Thanquarius Calhoun, 21, also of McDonough. He was flown to a Greenville, S.C., hospital, where he remained in critical condition Wednesday, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

Calhoun is expected to face numerous charges, including vehicular homicide.

The third person in the Toyota was treated and released from a local hospital, according to reports.

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