Perry police looking for 2 who fled after wreck

PERRY — Authorities were looking late Monday for two people who fled after the car they were in rear-ended another car in Perry earlier in the day.

Perry Public Safety Director and Police Chief George Potter said it is not known why the two fled. He said one appears to have been injured based on some blood found inside the car.

The driver of the car that was hit was not injured, said Perry police Capt. Heath Dykes.

The accident happened at 1:04 p.m. on Ga. 127 between Arena Road and Lake Joy Road, Dykes said.

Before Perry police and firefighters arrived, the two fled on foot into a heavily wooded area, Dykes said.

An “odd odor” was detected from the trunk of the car from which the two people fled and the area was roped off as a precaution, Dykes said. Drug investigators for the Houston County sheriff’s office, who are trained in working with methamphetamine labs, were asked to process the car to see if drugs were in fact once in the trunk, Dykes said.

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter, along with law enforcement officers from other agencies, assisted in the search.

Police are attempting to identify the two who fled. The car they were in was recently sold, Dykes said. It is not known if the tag on the car was the tag that belonged to the vehicle, he said.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.