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Deadly police chase suspect out of hospital, in Tift Co. Jail

TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

The Tift County man accused of taking deputies on a high speed chase then causing a deadly crash is now behind bars.

The Tift County Sheriff says 38 year old Tim Rutland was booked into the Tift County jail after being hospitalized for a broken back.  

He faces a number of charges, including two counts of vehicular homicide.

Rutland slammed into an SUV in Nashville Tuesday afternoon.

The crash killed siblings 23-year-old Matt Horton and 32-year-old Kelly Prescott of Willacoochee. Their funeral will be Sunday.

Their sister Heidi Mancil, Was seriously hurt in the crash.

This is a developing story. Stay with WALB for the latest.

 

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