Savannah man dies fleeing police

Killed in Savannah car crash

Monday, Aug 2, 2010 5:58 AM
Last updated 8:59 AM
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SAVANNAH -- The Georgia State Patrol said Sunday a man who led troopers on a chase died when he plowed into a patch of trees in Savannah.

Troopers on Interstate 16 attempted to stop the speeding Infiniti QX4, driven by Luther Coney, 40, of Savannah, at 3:29 a.m. Saturday, according to State Patrol Cpl. Tommy Barron.

Coney did not stop, leading troopers through Savannah's midtown.

"He was driving recklessly, trying to elude troopers," Barron said. "He lost control, striking several trees and overturning."

The sport utility vehicle crashed at the corner of 52nd and Bull streets.

Coney, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, Barron said. A passenger, who wore a seat belt, suffered minor injuries.

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55 F-100 08/02/10 - 07:52 am
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Speeding, attempting to

Speeding, attempting to elude, lost controll of vehicle, crashing into trees, overturned, no seat belt.......what outcome could possibly be expected?

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ripjones 08/02/10 - 08:20 am
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Note to passenger -- pick a

Note to passenger -- pick a friend, a little higher up the food chain next time. Good riddance to Luther. Thankfully it was in the wee hours of the morning. An innocent person could've been killed.

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Fiat_Lux 08/02/10 - 08:45 am
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Speeding on Bull Street,

Speeding on Bull Street, especially this narrow, tree-lined section of it. This guy must have been crazed or high as a kite.

Oh, well.

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dichotomy 08/02/10 - 08:52 am
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Darwin prevails.

Darwin prevails.

flipa
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flipa 08/02/10 - 09:23 am
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Luther meets Lucifer.

Luther meets Lucifer.

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1CowboyFan 08/02/10 - 11:56 am
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This is how innocent people

This is how innocent people are killed by idiot speeders and the cops who chase them.

workedforit
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workedforit 08/02/10 - 01:35 pm
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chlorination of the gene pool
Unpublished

chlorination of the gene pool

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/02/10 - 04:02 pm
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The forum is raging on

The forum is raging on Savannahnow.com (Savannah Morning News) about this guy. Seems he stopped being a criminal 10 years ago following a decade or more of being in and out of the hoosegow, and was turning his life around for the sake of his children.

Sort of.

Just Another Day
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Just Another Day 08/02/10 - 07:54 pm
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COWBOY FAN lives in a rose

COWBOY FAN lives in a rose and rainbow world where law enforcement and criminals hold hands and sing "Cumbaya my Lord". People like COWBOYFAN will be the first one to complain when a criminal such as the one in this story, commits a crime later on or worse, he would be saying "How come police didnt get him when they had a chance?".............
Oh wait, wait, Ive got another one. "How come they cant just get a tag?"......Give me a break. Can tags get stolen? switched? Can cars get stolen? Some months back police in North Augusta called off a chase after a guy tried to run them over so they just "got a tag" and broadcasted it out. Richmond county police found the guy later and guess what? HE TRIED TO RUN THEM OVER AS WELL!!! Police is damned if they do, damned if they dont. Lets lay blame where blame should be lay. ON THE CRIMINALS!!!!!
If you think you can do better, by all means, make your way over the your local city hall and fill out the papers. Somehow I doubt many people will. I dont see people flocking to city hall to apply for law positions, fire, EMS, animal control.......

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dstewartsr 08/02/10 - 09:01 pm
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Yeah, Fiat, everyone knows

Yeah, Fiat, everyone knows (or so his 'community' will swear) he was late to teach Sunday school or was speeding to intercept a ship in order to save the whales. He turned his life around. It is amazing simply how many choir boys and are killed this way.

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