The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Georgia State Patrol to investigate a fatal accident. The incident took place at 12:46 a.m. Wednesday. The accident occurred near the intersection of Log Cabin Dr. and Mercer University Dr.

It was reported that a patrol deputy was observing traffic at the intersection of Columbus Road and Mercer University Dr. when he observed a vehicle make a right turn at a traffic signal that has a sign that states, no turn on the red signal. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in which the driver refused to stop. The driver led the deputy on a brief vehicle pursuit through Summer Hill Dr. back onto Log Cabin. At the intersection of Log Cabin and Mercer University, the driver lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle became airborne. The vehicle then overturned and struck a tree. The driver was identified as 26-year-old Rashaad Jones. Jones was pronounced deceased on the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

This accident is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.