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Police chase in Douglas Co. ends in wreck, 4 in hospital

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -

Four people are in the hospital following a horrible wreck in Douglas County on Thursday. Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol say the driver was running from police.

The GSP says the violent crash started when the driver of a red Chevrolet Aveo lead Austell police on a high speed chase through Cobb County. They say the Aveo driver, identified as Jeremiah Mathis, had a woman and two small children in his car when he slammed into a pickup truck at the intersection of Thornton and Maxham Roads in Douglas County.

"Went through the intersection, struck another vehicle going eastbound on Maxham Road, and overturned a vehicle into another vehicle," said Trooper 1st Class James Pyland of the Georgia State Patrol.

Witness Donnie Gaylor says the Aveo slammed into a Chevrolet Avalanche, sending the Avalanche into the air, flipping it onto its roof.

Martha Dude knew the man who was driving the pickup truck, and was relieved he was treated and released with only minor injuries.

"I mean, I just jumped, just like that, and come see if my man, he's alive," said Dude.

Police say the children in the car with Mathis were not related to him. Mathis, along with front seat passenger Latasha Williams, and 5-year-old Treveion Thompson were taken to Grady Hospital. Their conditions are not known. Tavvorious Thompson, 11, was rushed to Scottish Rite in serious condition.

Authorities say Mathis will face charges. What those charges may be are not known.

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