The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A 29-year-old man was killed and four people were injured in a head-on crash late Tuesday in Cherokee County, investigators said Wednesday.
The wreck happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Bells Ferry Road near the intersection of Butterworth Road, Tim Cavender with the Cherokee County Fire Department said.
Investigators believe speed was a factor, the Georgia State Patrol said. Alcohol is not suspected, but a state trooper reported an odor of “burnt marijuana” in the car that allegedly caused the wreck.
A Cherokee County on-duty deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a Pontiac Grand Prix in the Bridgemill subdivision, but the driver did not stop, Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office told the AJC. The driver, identified by the GSP as Jemail Raymont Jones, fled the area, ran a red light and then drove north on Bells Ferry Road, Baker said.