Around 1:50 a.m., on Monday, February 3, a police officer attempted to stop the driver of a 1999 Dodge Neon, for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The Neon was westbound on Hilltop Road when it attempted to flee. The Neon lost control near the intersection with Old Lee Highway and ran off the road, striking a tree.
The driver and one passenger were pronounced dead at the scene and a second passenger was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
While the crash remains under investigation, it does appear that alcohol and speed are factors in the crash, police said. Identities of the victims have not yet been released but police said all are adult males.