ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that on Thursday, October 20, at 2:38 am, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate a fatal traffic crash.
An APD Officer initiated a traffic stop on a white Toyota RAV4 on Northside Drive at 17th Street, in Atlanta. The driver failed to stop for the APD Officer and immediately accelerated, fleeing from the Officer.
The RAV4 continued south on Northside Drive before entering the intersection with 14th Street on a solid red light. The RAV4 struck the driver’s side of a Mitsubishi Highlander with the front of the RAV4.
The driver of the Highlander, Mr. Guillermo Bracho Barrios (39) and the front seat passenger, Mr. Gemini Jerome Jackson (27) were both pronounced deceased on scene. There were three backseat passengers in the Highlander which were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital due to their injuries.
The Georgia State Patrol Troop C Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) is investigating the crash.
Please direct any questions concerning the initial traffic stop to the Atlanta Police Department.
Please note this report may be inaccurate as to the make and model of the vehicle hit. The Highlander is made by Toyota and Mitsubishi has a model named the Outlander.