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Two dead after high speed police chase

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An early morning high-speed chase that crossed state lines has left the driver and passenger of the offending vehicle dead.

Derrick Darden and Deante Darden, brothers, were pronounced dead on the scene.

A Richmond County deputy of the DUI division attempted to pull over a 2007 Chevrolet Impala on the 800 Block of Broad Street.

When the deputy approached the car, the driver took off at a high speed rate.

Traveling at speeds more than 100 mph, the chase continued into South Carolina on the Gordon Highway Bridge.

The driver crashed into a tree on Carolina Springs Road.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirms that Deputy Bert Gates was the deputy who initiated the chase. Gates is a 22-year veteran of the RCSO, and is currently assigned to the DUI Task Force. RCSO says that Deputy Gates is not under investigation, and followed proper procedure.



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