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F'ville man dies in crash Saturday during police chase

Twenty-eight year-old Fayetteville resident Marvin Nash, Jr. was killed early Saturday morning when his Toyota SUV hit a tree on Sharon Drive during a pursuit by a Fayetteville police officer.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the incident occurred Saturday at approximately 2 a.m. An officer was running radar on Ga. Highway 85 south of Grady Avenue when Nash’s vehicle passed the officer traveling northbound at 62 miles per hour in a 45-mile per hour speed zone, said Crawshaw.

Crawshaw said the officer pulled out behind Nash in an attempt to catch up with the vehicle. The vehicle changed lanes and began to slow down near city hall, as if it would be pulling over for the traffic stop, said Crawshaw. But the vehicle then sped up, turned right onto Stonewall, left on Lee Street and then back onto Hwy.85 South, Crawshaw said.

Crawshaw said the vehicle turned onto Grady Avenue and continued until it crossed Ga. Highway 54 and entered Sharon Drive. The vehicle hit a tree near the roadway a short distance from Hwy. 54, Crawshaw said, resulting in Nash’s death.

Crawshaw said that, during the pursuit, the officer was unable to determine the vehicle’s license number.

The Georgia State Patrol was called to investigate the accident, Crawshaw said, adding that the Fayetteville Police Department is reviewing the pursuit portion of the incident. Both investigations are ongoing.



yellowjax1212's picture

5 Days ago?
The Citizen is really on top of the Police blotter.

Why radar at 2 am?? Answer, Revenue enhancement,

Cyclist's picture

Then don't exceed the speed limit at any hour. ........................................

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Cyclist's picture

because he had a suspended license.

Fayette arrests log Jan. 11-17, 2011

Marvin Nash, 28, of Lakepoint Lane, Fayetteville, for parking violation and suspended license.

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mjm1204's picture

Speed limits should still be enforced even in the middle of the night.

Would you rather the officer just park behind a building and sleep?

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Brer Rabbit's picture

It is just amazing to me that people never learn that running from the police doesn't work. Wonder how many other lives this fool put in danger while he was trying to escape...

enjoyed the golf cart ride. Thought the Clayton County Bomb Squad and PTC PD action at the Braelinn Shopping Center was fascinating. Captain Pye seemed to have everything under control. Glad that SUV didn't blow up or have a meth lab in it. The little white haired lady owner from Coweta didn't seem to mind. The bomb robot machine and the drug sniffing K-9 from Clayton County were quite an eyeful. I thought PTC has a K-9, but maybe not.

Then, the leisurely ride down thru thug alley, and spotted a PTC fire truck with lights on in Balmoral pkg. lot. Paramedics there, too. Then, 2 PD cruisers showed up. Seems someone was unconscious inside somewhere.

As Mr. Rogers used to say, "Another beautiful day in the neighborhood."

Tomorrow, might just take the video camera with me. Just for kicks.

Thanks to all the emergency responders. You all didn't enjoy this day as much as we did, but at least you had nice weather. Bless you.

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