Four males burned to death in a Dodge Charger early Sunday morning after a high speed chase northbound on I-75 in which speeds reached 169 mph. The car burst into flames in the woods near the High Falls Road exit.
The dead have been identified as as Oman Ellis, 21; G’nai Foster, 22; Jarvis Redding, 18; and Tyron Barrett, 17. Several of the victims had ties to the Hilltop community in Pike County.
On Sunday February 6, 2022 at approximately 12:15 am, a Monroe County Deputy checked a black Dodge Charger Scat Pack, traveling 102 miles per hour, northbound at mile marker 189. Before the Deputy could initiate a traffic stop, the black Charger increased speed to 137 miles per hour. The Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, however, the driver refused to stop, increasing in speed to over 169 miles per hour. The Deputies lost sight of the vehicle. Approximately 5 minutes later, a citizen located a male, on the 198 exit ramp, as well as a Dodge Charger, in the wood line, which was beginning to catch on fire. Monroe County and Butts County Deputies arrived on scene and began attempting to remove passengers and extinguish the fire. The Deputies were able to remove two occupants before they were no longer able to see due to the smoke and flames. Two male subjects were transported by EMS to Navicent Health. Four other males were pronounced deceased on scene. Three guns were located on the scene as well as 17 credit cards. The investigation is still active at this time.