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Deadly high speed chase started with domestic dispute

Sheriff Smith Sheriff Smith
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) - A Sumter County Deputy spotted a speeding car leaving a home on Ron Circle early Friday morning.

The car starts picking up speed quickly along Highway 280 even before the deputy could turn his lights on.

The chase, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour continued onto Highway 49. "Why he didn't pull over is beyond me, but people do these kinds of things," said Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith.

Britan Wigfall, who called deputies, said he got into an argument with his girlfriend to whom he owed money.

The driver, Edgar Brown III, never stopped. Deputies say he was a friend of the woman LaSasha Boone, and drove her to her boyfriend's house that morning twice before this chase which ends in a crash.

They take a curve and the car disappears, that's where the driver crashes. "They ran off the road and overturned several times."

Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith says the Brown died at the scene, and Boone is still in critical condition. "She was gasping for air and he attempted to clear her airway."

Sheriff Smith stressed law enforcers never initiate chases. "We have to enforce the law and we don't initiate the chase. Someone else initiates its however, we call it off if it gets too dangerous."

In this case Smith says the deputy reacted appropriately, "If the young man had just pulled over we probably wouldn't be having this conversation."

LaSasha Boone is being treated at a hospital in Macon.
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