DEKALB COUNTY, GA - Police say they are searching for a man who led them on a high-speed chase before crashing into a sign at a Texaco gas station in Dekalb County.
A seven-year-old girl miraculously survived the car crash that happened on Monday morning near I-20 and Gresham Road. Police said the driver bolted from the scene and is still on the run.
Troopers said the suspect sped off in an Audi after getting pulled over near I-20 and Moreland Avenue for speeding. They said the suspect initially slowed down before accelerating at a high rate of speed. Troopers lost the suspect when the driver made an abrupt exit off I-20 eastbound onto Gresham Road. That's where the driver jumped the curb, and crashed into the sign.
"I thank God her brain, everything is fine," said the girl's grandmother, LaChaunda Largie. "She just has a fractured lung but she’s okay."
Grandma said seven-year-old Serenity is making progress.
"I thank God. It could have been worse," she said.
She said the family has not seen the suspect.
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