Two people who fell off cliff while running away from Dade County deputies identified

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Two people in a stolen car who sparked a police chase and later fell off a 30-foot cliff In Dade County, Georgia, after running away have been identified.

Lloyd Carson, 49, and Kayla White, 33, both needed medical attention, according to Sgt. Chad Payne with the Dade County Sheriff's Office.

Payne said the chase started on Interstate 24 in Dade County when a deputy noticed that the driver of a vehicle turned off its headlights after it passed the squad car. As the deputy caught up to it, the driver sped up and headed toward Marion County, Tennessee. The driver then took the Haletown exit and turned back around to head toward Dade County.

After chasing the vehicle off the interstate, authorities saw the driver park in a driveway. That's when the occupants, later identified as Carson and Wood, ran into the woods.

A responding Dade County Sheriff's Office deputy said he heard screaming and found the two had fallen down a 30-foot cliff.

White was taken to an area hospital by ambulance, and Carson was flown to a hospital.

Carson is being charged with seven crimes including possession of meth, fleeing and eluding officers, reckless driving and theft by bringing stolen property into the state.

White is being charged with three drug related crimes, including possession of meth and spice, and obstruction.

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