ATLANTA (AP) - A yellow Corvette being chased by police plunged
off an Atlanta highway exit ramp, killing the two people inside in
a fiery crash and tangling up traffic for hours.
A Georgia state trooper began chasing the Corvette about 2 p.m. Thursday for speeding and an abrupt lane change.
The car raced north up the busy interstate connector through the middle of downtown Atlanta before it launched off an exit ramp and
plunged about 75 feet to the ground below.
The flaming wreckage led highway officials to inspect the exit ramp for any damage. None was found and the highway was cleared by 5 p.m., but rush hour delays were extensive.
The occupants of the Corvette have not yet been identified and it was not yet known why they fled police.
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