Chasing a Stolen Car Leads to a Georgia Law Enforcement Officer’s Death

The high-speed chase started in Georgia and ended in tragedy in Alabama. “A Georgia law enforcement officer is dead after being hit by a police officer from Lanett, Alabama.” The fatal crash occurred “during a high-speed chase on Interstate 85 in Chambers County, Alabama.”

The chase involved a stolen car. “According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 31-year-old Coweta County Sheriff Deputy Eric A. Minix was fatally injured when he was struck by a 2017 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle driven by 28-year-old Lanett Police Department officer Cornelius J. Robinson of Valley, Alabama.” Minix was exiting his 2017 Dodge Charger when Robinson crashed into him.

New details, as reported, disclose that Robinson was responding to assist Deputy Minix, who was pursuing “25-year-old De’cedric Vonche Donson from Pensacola, Florida.” Vonche was “allegedly driving a stolen 2022 Dodge Challenger.” Deputy Minix was transported to East Alabama Medical Center-Lanier in Valley where he died from his injuries.

At least six law enforcement agencies, including the Georgia State Patrol, “responded to assist the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. “The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is in charge of the investigation into the chase and the death of the officer.”

According to Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Minix was a “dedicated deputy and K9 officer and a friend to everyone who knew him.” As reported, Minix leaves behind a wife and 3 daughters. A full press conference provided the latest updates on the lethal high-speed chase.

D & B Staff

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