ATLANTA, Ga. - One person died Thursday morning after a car crashed into a building on the Georgia Tech campus.
Authorities said a Georgia State Patrol trooper tried to stop a silver Honda Accord on Interstate 75/85 at Williams Street for speeding and failure to maintain lane around 4:30 a.m. The car exited the interstate and eventually stopped on the right shoulder along Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
The trooper exited his patrol car and that's when investigators said the suspect sped off, headed north on Centennial Olympic.
The trooper lost sight of the suspect's car, but soon learned the Honda wrecked and hit a building located on Tech's campus. Damage can be seen to one of the building's entrances and to a plaza bench. After crashing, the car then continued down a flight of stairs, where it burst into flames. The driver died in the wreck.
Investigators said the car didn't appear to have any passengers inside.
There's a heavy Georgia State Patrol presence on the scene. Georgia Tech's President Bud Peterson stopped by the location, but wouldn't comment on what happened.
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