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2 individuals killed in York County SC police chase recognized

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Police chase alongside an interstate ends with automobile ramming right into a tree

A Toyota Prius engaged in a police chase on I-77 S passing Nations Ford, Woodlawn and Tyvola.

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A Toyota Prius engaged in a police chase on I-77 S passing Nations Ford, Woodlawn and Tyvola.

South Carolina public security officers will assessment a police pursuit the place two individuals had been killed in a hearth and crash after a chase in York County.

The state probe is separate from a York County and Rock Hill police investigation into the pursuit and crash.

York County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies and Rock Hill Police Division accident reconstruction officers are investigating as a result of the chase concerned S.C. Freeway Patrol troopers, mentioned Trent Faris, sheriff’s workplace spokesperson.

No cops had been injured, Faris mentioned.

York County Coroner’s Workplace officers haven’t but launched the identities of the 2 individuals who had been in a automobile that police mentioned was stolen final week in Charlotte. A 3rd individual, whose id has not but been launched, was injured within the Interstate 77 crash and hearth. The extent of that individual’s accidents is unclear.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police first tried to drag the automobile over with patrol automobiles, then adopted the automobile with a helicopter earlier than the freeway pursuit began in South Carolina, officers mentioned.

The troopers concerned within the pursuit after it moved into York County had been ·Cpl. R.S. Bennett, Cpl. M.J. Shank, and Trooper D. R. Primes, mentioned Capt. Roger Hughes of the S.C. Division of Public Security.

The pursuit and incident is underneath assessment by the division of public security’s Workplace of Skilled Duty, Hughes mentioned. The freeway patrol is a division of the general public security division.

Throughout the chase, officers used a Precision Immobilization Method to try to field the fleeing automobile in, Hughes mentioned. Hughes mentioned the purpose of the PIT maneuver is to soundly finish the pursuit as shortly as attainable. The incident report from the pursuit was not out there Friday afternoon, Hughes mentioned.

Sheriff’s deputies met Friday in regards to the investigation however new particulars in regards to the crash and what precipitated the automobile to catch hearth after it hit a tree weren’t out there. York County deputies are investigating as a result of the suspects crashed into troopers throughout the freeway pursuit, Faris mentioned.

The pursuit and crash occurred Thursday on southbound I-77 from Charlotte into York County, inflicting site visitors to be backed up for a number of miles. Police didn’t report any accidents or associated crashes from different drivers.

S.C. Freeway Patrol Sgt. Invoice Rhyne mentioned troopers picked up the pursuit of a stolen automobile after a Be On the Lookout was issued by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Division.

Troopers caught up with the purple Toyota Prius close to mile marker 83 on I-77 southbound round 4:30 p.m., Rhyne mentioned. State troopers tried to cease the automobile twice on the freeway, Rhyne mentioned.

The motive force of the automobile being pursued hit a trooper police automobile throughout the try to cease the suspects, Rhyne mentioned.

The suspect automobile went off I-77 southbound on the Porter Highway exit at mile marker 75 hitting a tree and caught hearth, Rhyne mentioned.

Charlotte police mentioned the automobile was reported stolen April 11 from Willow Park Drive. The proprietor final noticed the automobile April 6, mentioned Cindy Wallace, CMPD public affairs officer.

The automobile was utilized in a theft on April 10, Wallace mentioned.

Round 4:15 p.m. Thursday, CMPD officers situated the automobile within the 5100 block of Park Highway, Wallace mentioned. Patrol officers tried to cease the automobile however didn’t pursue it on the freeway.

“Officers deactivated their emergency gear and didn’t pursue the automobile,” Wallace mentioned in a press release to The Herald.

A helicopter adopted the automobile from the air, Wallace mentioned.

“The aviation unit adopted the automobile into South Carolina, the place (S.C. Freeway Patrol) responded,” Wallace mentioned.

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