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Decatur mom killed, daughter injured during police chase

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Decatur mom killed, daughter injured during police chase

FILE PHOTO USED FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES: A Georgia State Patrol vehicle. Photo obtained via https://dps.georgia.gov

This story has been updated. 

A Decatur mom was killed and her daughter was seriously injured when a driver fleeing police struck their vehicle on Friday, Jan. 27.

Ashley Tewell was killed and her daughter, Lindsay, 8, was sent to the hospital, according to WSB-TV. Both reside in Decatur.

Georgia State Patrol told CBS 46 that an officer saw a suspicious pick up truck and tried to pull it over. The driver fled on I-20 before pulling into a gas station on Memorial Drive. The driver left the gas station and hit a vehicle head on the before hitting another vehicle, which caused the truck to flip over and catch fire. The driver of the pickup also died.

To read the WSB-TV story, click here.

To read the CBS 46 story, click here.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect spelling of a name and an incorrect age, information obtained via other media reports. A friend of the family contacted Decaturish with the correct information. 

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