A high-speed police chase ended within the drowning of a South Carolina man after he jumped right into a lake and refused to be pulled again up by officers.
The physique of Akeem Lukie was recovered from Lake Hartwell on the Georgia-South Carolina border simply earlier than daybreak Tuesday, in line with native information shops.
Deputies from Georgia county tried to drag over a Dodge Charger that was touring at a breakneck pace of 125 mph on Interstate 85. Deputies say they chased Lukie and he ultimately slammed into one other automotive on a bridge over the lake after which hit a guardrail.
Deputies say Lukie then ran from the automotive and jumped into the lake from the bridge. Franklin County deputies threw him a rope to drag him out, however as a substitute, they noticed Lukie attempt to swim and final noticed him alive going below the bridge.
His physique was pulled hours later about 26 toes deep.
Deputies from Georgia County stated Akeem Lukie ran from the automotive and jumped into the lake from the bridge.WYFF
The automotive was registered to Lukie’s spouse.
Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis stated Lukie was recognized by outstanding tattoos and his South Carolina driver’s license, in line with tv station WYFF 4.
With Put up wires.