FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A high-speed police chase led to a series of accidents and the closure of a section of Georgia 400 south in Forsyth County, causing significant disruptions on Thursday afternoon, local law enforcement reported.

The incident commenced when Forsyth County deputies initiated a stop on a silver Dodge Durango for a traffic infraction at approximately 3:30 p.m. As authorities approached the vehicle, the driver abruptly fled the scene, prompting a pursuit.

Additional deputies converged on the area to assist in the chase, taking measures to bring the vehicle to a halt by deploying spike strips on the exit ramps of Georgia 400 south. However, despite the efforts to disable the Durango’s tires, the driver continued at high speeds, eventually leading to a collision involving multiple vehicles, deputies explained.

There have been several reported injuries resulting from the chain of crashes. The extent of the injuries is currently under assessment.

The sheriff’s office has begun an investigation into the actions of the driver who initiated the chase, with suspicion that the individual was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Due to the ongoing investigation and the clean-up of the accident site, authorities were forced to close the interstate between exits 14 and 15, causing significant traffic delays.

Source: WXIA