3 dead after chased car flips into pond

Three dead after police chase ends in Clayton Co.

CLAYTON CO., GA - Three people are dead after a car flipped into a pond during a police chase. 

According to Clayton County Fire Chief Laura Richardson, the crash happened Monday morning on Flint River and Taylor Road.

It started several hours earlier in a neighboring county. A security guard reported that four suspects were robbing a Sprint store at 1415 Highway 85 in Fayette County. When the guard confronted the suspects and advised them to stop, they ignored him and continued to rob the store.

When Fayette Police officers arrived, the suspects had fled the scene.

At 4:30 a.m., Clayton Co. Police were advised that officers from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office were chasing a vehicle with four passengers that was traveling east on Flint River Road. 

SCENE PHOTOS | 3 dead in Clayton County Crash

The vehicle that officers were pursuing collided with another car at the intersection of Flint River Road and Taylor Road.  The fleeing car fell and landed upside down in a pond.

When police arrived to the accident scene, three people were dead inside. 

The fourth occupant of the vehicle  was able to escape the wreck and fled the scene on foot. 

The passenger of the other vehicle has been transported and is in stable condition. 

All lanes are blocked off at this time. 

11Alive has a crew on the scene. Check back to 11Alive.com for new details within the hour. 

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