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Robbery suspects crash in fatal getaway attempt

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Police say the crash on Highway 92 Monday morning that killed a passenger and injured a driver was part of an attempted getaway.

At 4:43 a.m., police were called to the True Religion Brand Jeans store at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta for a burglary in progress. Mall security approached the store and a group of individuals ran. The security guards were able get descriptions of the vehicles and passed those along to police dispatch.

Woodstock police say the vehicles were spotted driving erratically on I-575. Two other cars were almost hit before the suspect vehicles exited I-575 onto Highway 92. Officers were trying to catch up with them when one of the cars crashed.

The driver of an Acura lost control, crossed eastbound lanes, struck and curb, and flipped. The car hit a retaining wall. The passenger was immediately killed. The driver was transferred to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Police have not released the names of anyone involved in the crash.