ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Police are investigating a major accident that left several vehicles heavily damaged late Wednesday afternoon in northwest Atlanta.

Witnesses told CBS46, the driver of a black vehicle attempted to flee from police when he slammed into a pickup truck on Donald Lee Hollowell parkway.

The pickup truck driver then lost control and crashed into a van and a customer standing outside of the American Deli.

A bystander told officials she saw a man running from the black vehicle that also slammed into the building.

Police arrested 30-year-old Johnathan Maurice Rice, and he was taken into custody. Rice was charged with theft by receiving stolen auto, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, felony criminal damage, serious injury by motor vehicle, aggravated battery, failure to render aid, hit and run, and driving on the wrong side of the roadway and obstruction.

The incident remains under investigation. Stay with CBS46 News for updates. 

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