Phillip Jackson, 32

Tunnel Hill, Georgia
June 11, 2020

Agencies: Georgia Bureau of Investigation GBI | Georgia State Patrol

Cause of death: Vehicular

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Last updated: almost 4 years ago


The Georgia State Patrol said at approximately 9:42 p.m., a trooper advised that he was in pursuit of a silver Ford Fusion on I-75 North near mile marker 320.  He had attempted to stop the vehicle because it displayed a Tennessee tag that was listed as stolen. 

The suspect was driving in a reckless manner, reaching speeds in excess of 120 mph, while attempting to elude the trooper, the GSP said.

At 9:52 p.m., the trooper performed the PIT maneuver to terminate the pursuit near mile marker 338.  The suspect's vehicle traveled into the median, overturned, and struck a tree. 

The three occupants of the vehicle were entrapped.  The two passengers died at the scen.

The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the collision.  

The vehicle that the suspect was operating was listed as stolen out of Chattanooga.