Chase in Macon-Bibb County ends in fiery, fatal crash


BIBB COUNTY , Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A chase between Georgia State Patrol Troopers and the driver of a pick up truck ends in a fatal crash.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a trooper tried stopping Angelo D’wan Martin for speeding in his Ford F-150 on Riverside Drive at 12:30 Saturday morning. Martin refused to stop and the trooper chased after him.

According to GSP, Martin turned left onto Corbin Avenue and right onto North Nancelon Circle. He lost control of the truck, left the roadway, and hit a tree head on. The truck caught fire with Martin stuck inside.

GSP Trooper used fire extinguishers to put the fire out and tried pulling Martin from the truck, but were unsuccessful.

According to GSP, Martin was pronounced dead on scene by the Macon-Bibb County Coroner.


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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.