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    The death of a Corvette Downtown

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    The Story:

    Two men died in a fiery crash Thursday afternoon on the Downtown Connector after the sports car they were in launched off the side of a highway overpass and shattered into pieces on the roadway below.

    The victims’ identities were not immediately available, but they were killed upon impact, according to the Georgia State Patrol.


    • Atlanta and Fulton County news The pair, riding a yellow Corvette, were being chased at high speeds by Georgia State Patrol officers who tried to pull them over on westbound I-20 east of downtown Atlanta, Lt. Paul Cosper said.

    The chase began around 2 p.m. when a state trooper spotted the Corvette driving wildly and weaving through traffic in wet and rainy weather. It ended about 10 minutes later on the Connector (I-75/85).

    The Corvette cut across six lanes to take an HOV exit ramp to Piedmont Road. But the driver lost control on a curve of the ramp, hurtled over a retaining wall and crash-landed about 75 feet below on the side of the southbound Connector.

    The impact turned the car into a flaming pile of blackened metal, with shards of debris scattered in every direction.

    “If anybody had been [driving nearby], it would have been tragic,” Cosper said.

    By MARCUS K. GARNER
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Thursday, December 18, 2008
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    That is awful!

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    Crash and burn movie style

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    look at the wheels, i think it may have been one of those rental vettes

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    Freakin Nuts...

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    That was a vette? wow. That sucks bad.

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    the wrecker is kinda comedic to me...looks more like they need a Bobcat and dump truck. I bet it was stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    the wrecker is kinda comedic to me...looks more like they need a Bobcat and dump truck. I bet it was stolen.
    Bobcat?......(Talking to self)....don't laugh.....don't laugh....don'......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPlusTen View Post
    look at the wheels, i think it may have been one of those rental vettes


    looks very similar...

    hope they got the extra insurance ahah

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    That's terrible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
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    looks very similar...

    hope they got the extra insurance ahah
    thats the first thing i thought when i saw the crispy rim.

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