Decatur mom killed, daughter injured during police chaseA 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.