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Witnesses: Two Med Center police cars drive past overturned SUV

Witnesses say two Medical Center of Central Georgia police cars drove by an overturned sport utility vehicle near the intersection of Walnut and College streets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Macon police.

When Macon police officers arrived, the witnesses said they didn’t see the crash but saw the two police vehicles with blue lights pass the wreck without stopping, according to a Macon police report.

Macon police later found that the cars were driven by two Medical Center officers. After contacting The Medical Center of Central Georgia, it was discovered that a chase occurred and the chase was called off prior to the crash, according to the report.

One of the witnesses, a man running on Walnut Street, said he heard a screeching sound and then saw the vehicle flip over. He then saw a woman get out of the vehicle and try to retrieve two children, according to the report.

Medical Center police are following up on the investigation, according to the report.

The Medical Center declined to comment Thursday.

“It is a pending investigation and we can’t comment on it,” said Janie Poulnott, hospital spokeswoman.

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