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Stolen car pursuit ends in fatality

Passenger in stolen car ejected during collision

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Cumming woman died from injuries sustained when a stolen car she was in crashed into another vehicle during a pursuit in Gwinnett County July 1.

Andrea Allison, 38, was ejected after the car she was a passenger in collided with another car during a chase with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said the car was driven by Alston Spence, 28 of Cumming. Spence attempted to flee after the collision, but he was apprehended.

Deputies first received a 911 call that a vehicle had been stolen from the Shell gas station on Buford Highway near Samples Road. The victims were leaving their car to enter the store when the suspects reportedly took the car and fled.

A sheriff’s office K-9 unit patrolling Buford Dam Road saw the stolen vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the suspects fled into Gwinnett County.

The pursuit continued, but the suspects struck a civilian vehicle head-on at a curve on Sycamore Road.

The civilian vehicle had four occupants who were immediately transported to area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s K-9 deputy arrived seconds after the collision, started CPR and attempted to use an automated defibrillator, but Allison died at the scene.

Spence was wanted for felony probation violation in Hall County and is facing felony theft by taking and fleeing and attempting to elude charges in Forsyth County.

Spence has been charged with the following by Gwinnett Police Department:

  • Felony homicide by vehicle
  • Reckless driving
  • Fleeing and attempting to elude
  • Felony theft by receiving
  • A number of other traffic related charges

The Gwinnett County Police Department Accident Investigation Unit is in charge of the fatality accident investigation. The sheriff’s office is assisting as needed.

Spence is currently in the Gwinnett County Jail.


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