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A Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, man who allegedly caused a fatal crash as he attempted to evade police and then fled to Florida in 2019 has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, reckless aggravated assault and evading arrest charges, according to the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office.

Douglas C. Gass, 25, was fleeing Fort Oglethorpe Police, who were trying to pull him over for reckless driving in Catoosa County, Georgia, on Oct. 7, 2019.

After the pursuit continued across state lines into Chattanooga, Gass lost control of the car and hit a power pole on East 38th Street, pinning one of his two passengers, 19-year-old Kobe Burchfield, in the vehicle. Burchfield died in a fire on the scene after a transformer damaged by the crash leaked oil on the car.

(READ MORE: Man wanted in deadly crash on 38th Street arrested in Florida)

Gass then fled the area on foot and ended up in Flordia, where he was arrested a month later by U.S. marshals.

Gass is set to be sentenced on June 10.

— Compiled by Tierra Hayes

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