Joe Holland/CBS Atlanta- One of the cars involved is towed from the Cherokee County scene.
Joe Holland/CBS Atlanta- Bells Ferry Road was closed during the fatality investigation.
Joe Holland/CBS Atlanta- A speeding driver is believed to have caused the wreck on Bells Ferry Road.
Joe Holland/CBS Atlanta- Deputies responded to the scene of a head-on crash in Cherokee late Tuesday night.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Sheriff's deputies and the Georgia State Patrol will try to determine why a driver sped down a Canton-area road, eventually crashing head-on into a pickup truck late Tuesday night.
Cherokee County Lt. Jay Baker said the man driving a Pontiac Grand Prix was spotted by an deputy after running a stop sign in the Bridgemill subdivision at around 9:30 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle fled the area, ran a red light and then drove north on Bells Ferry Road. Because the driver only had traffic charges, the deputy decided not to pursue the car and turned off his emergency lights and siren.
The deputy followed the car to the area of Bells Ferry Road and Butterworth Road, where he was flagged down by someone who had just witnessed an accident.
Baker said that upon investigation, the deputy determined the accident involved the driver he had been following as well as a Chevy Colorado pickup truck.
The driver of the speeding car was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in his car, as well as two people in the pickup, were transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
GSP is investigating the incident, but no charges are expected to be filed, Baker said.
The names of the victims have not been released.
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