Driver fleeing police causes 3-car wreck

Five people were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital late Thursday after a driver fleeing from Blythe police caused a three-car wreck, a Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman said.

Bert Maxwell, of Augusta , was driving southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 1 when he struck a Ford Taurus head-on while fleeing police.

A third vehicle was trying to avoid the crash but struck the Taurus on the left side, according to Georgia State Patrol.

No further details were available Friday evening.