//Police Chase Ends Tragically With Two Dead

Police Chase Ends Tragically With Two Dead

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police car lights NASHVILLE, GA – Two people died in a tragic car accident in Nashville yesterday afternoon. Matthew Horton and Kelly Prescott were siblings from Atkinson County. They were out running errands preparing for their sister’s, Heidi Mancil’s, birthday party when they were struck by Tim Rutland of Tifton. Mancil, who was with her siblings, is currently hospitalized in Tallahassee. Horton and Prescott died on the scene.

Rutland, who runs a tree service in Tifton, is accused of causing the crash when he ran a stop sign during a high speed chase from police. He had been on the run for several days after a hit and run last week in Tift County. Rutland is also accused of attempting to run over deputies in last weeks incident. Charges in the crash have not yet been named, but it is believed Rutland will be facing  felony vehicular homicide. Rutland is currently hospitalized.

Authorities say both Prescott and Horton have young children, and Prescott’s husband is a Marine currently in Iraq.

Source: WALB