Man Injured in Police Chase Dies Days Later in Bibb County
A man who was critically injured in a police chase in Bibb County has died days later, officials said Saturday.
Deangelos Barber, 35, died from a head injury around 5:15 p.m. at Medical Center, Navicent Health, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones. His passenger, 18-year-old Onterius Barber was treated for his injuries and has since been released from the Navicent Health, according to the sheriff’s office.
The two brothers were injured Wednesday afternoon in a high-speed police chase. Shortly before 1:30 a.m., a deputy had spotted Barber’s vehicle going 62 mph in a 45 mph zone on Shurling Drive and attempted to pull over the 2000 Licoln LS, according to 13 WMAZ. But the vehicle never stopped.
The deputy chased the Lincoln into Jones County with speed reaching up to 90 mph before the Lincoln turned around and headed westbound on Shurling Drive back into Bibb County, deputies said. A short time later Barber lost control near New Clinton Road and struck a utility pole. Firefighters had to extricate the brothers, officials said. Onterius Barber has since been released from the hospital, spokesman Deputy Clay Williams said.
A gun was in the car and the vehicle was uninsured, according to the media report. Also, Deangelos Barber’s license had been suspended. He was a convicted felon and was not supposed to be possession of a gun, the news media reported. He also had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest in Statesboro for failure to appear.
The crash is still under investigation and anyone with information about what happened is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500.
Man’s Body Found in Back of Parked Tractor in Sam’s Club Parking Lot in Clayton County
Police on Saturday said they are still trying to determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found in the back of a tractor that was parked in the Sam’s Club parking lot in Clayton County . But police said they do not suspect foul play in his death.
Paramedics and police responded to the store at 7325 Jonesboro Road in Jonesboro after someone called 911 about the man, according to Clayton County police. When officers arrived they found the man in the rear of the parked tractor, spokesperson Ashanti Marbury said.
Paramedics confirmed the man was dead after discovering that he had no pulse and was cold to the touch, Marbury said. The man’s body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy to determine the case of death, though police said the man’s death appeared to be natural. Police are withholding the man’s name until next of kin has been notified.