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Two people were killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night in Murray County, Georgia.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, two cars were driving north on Highway 61 in the northern part of Murray County just south of Hooker Road.

According to a witness who talked with a responding trooper, a silver sedan was driving behind a red Ford Mustang. The sedan sped up to hit the Mustang and the two cars collided a few times before the sedan drove up to the right of the Mustang and nudged it toward the right shoulder.

The Mustang then started to spin counterclockwise off the road and overturned on its passenger side. It then hit a tree and landed upright facing north. Debris from the Mustang hit the front of a mobile home near the crash.

The witness told the trooper it looked like a scene from "The Fast and the Furious."

The two people in the Mustang — Crandall residents Tommy Nickels, 19, and Kristen Anna Nickels, 20 — were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The witness said the driver of the sedan appeared to be a white man with short dark hair and "very tall."

The driver of the sedan fled the scene and has not been found, the GSP reported Friday.

Contact Patrick Filbin at pfilbin@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6476. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickFilbin.

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