RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A man has died in northwest Georgia after a state trooper chasing him rammed his vehicle.

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The Georgia State Patrol said 24-year-old Jeffrey Thomas died on Interstate 75 in Ringgold after 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies in Whitfield County to the south had been chasing Thomas and asked troopers to join the pursuit as Thomas sped north on I-75 in a silver BMW.

The state patrol said that when a trooper attempted to force the driver of the BMW to stop, the BMW ran off the road, hit a guardrail and flipped over.

Thomas was thrown from the vehicle and killed. Troopers say the crash remains under investigation.

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