The driver who crashed after his Chevrolet Avalanche clipped a tractor trailer while in a police chase Monday has been identified as 24 year-old Brett Anthony Jackson, of Norcross.
Jackson was listed in critical condition on Thursday morning at Floyd Medical Center.
One arrest has been made after a police chase reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour Monday. Reports said that Rome Police were notified that a threat had been made to kill someone on Tasso Circle just after 2 pm.
Police said that after responding to the alleged target’s location they spotted a black Chevrolet Avalanche that was thought to be that of the suspect’s circling the home.
Rome police said that when they attempted to pull the truck over he sped away on Old Calhoun Road, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour. While passing Model High School, as school was letting out, the truck struck another vehicle. At at hat point a passenger in the truck, identified as 22 year-old Cody Glen Huff, of Rome, got out of the vehicle. He was later charged with probation violation.
The truck then continued on, before slowing down again and letting another passenger out on side of the street near Clements Road. That passenger immediately got down and surrendered. He was later let go.
A Floyd County Sheriff’s deputy continued the pursuit, eventually losing site of the truck.
The deputy then came upon the truck, which had wrecked on Ga 53 and Old Calhoun Road.
The driver of the truck, still unidentified, was listed in serious condition on last report.
Charges are pending for the driver, as well as additional charges for Huff.
A chase that began in the City of Rome ended when a Chevrolet Avalanche truck rolled several times after striking a semi-truck at the intersection of Ga 53 and Old Calhoun Road Monday.
Reports said that the chase, which started in Rome, continued with Floyd County Sheriff Deputies taking over in the county. The chase ended when the truck ran a stop sign at the intersection, resulting in it clipping the side of the tractor trailer.
The impact caused the Chevrolet to lose control and flip before coming to rest on its tires.
The driver was ejected after impact and was later taken to Floyd Medical Center where his condition is unknown at this time.
Reports added that two passengers were in the vehicle at the start of the chase, but got out before the crash. Both were questioned and released by police.
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