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UPDATE: Deadly officer-involved crash on Cleveland Highway

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) - Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol are investigating an officer-involved crash that claimed the life a Cohutta man.

It happened shortly after 1:30 Monday morning on Cleveland Highway at Orchard Way.

The GSP says the 70-year-old victim was attempting to cross Cleveland Highway from a private drive when his 2001 Dodge Neon collided with a Varnell Police cruiser driven by Officer James Smith.

The investigating trooper says the victim was ejected from his car and was not wearing a seatbelt.

Investigators are working to reconstruct the crash.

The GSP says charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

The victim's name will not be released until his family has been notified.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this developing story.

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