After police chase, car plunges into Georgia lake, killing 3

JONESBORO, Ga. | Authorities say three men were killed when their car crashed and plunged into a small lake after a police chase south of Atlanta.

Police said a fourth person escaped and was on the run after the crash before dawn Monday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the police pursuit began when Fayetteville police received a 911 call from a Sprint company security guard reporting a burglary.


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Fayetteville police Capt. Mike Whitlow said the guard saw a car approach the front of the store, and three men got out and smashed the front window.

Police said the car then sped off after the break-in. After a deputy spotted the car, a chase ensued. The suspects’ car then collided with another vehicle and landed on its roof in the lake.

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