Man flown to hospital dies after police chase crash: SC cops

The crash sent the second car veering off a South Carolina road, officials said.

The crash despatched the 2nd motor vehicle veering off a South Carolina highway, officials stated.

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A South Carolina driver was in a law enforcement chase just before a crash that killed a 72-calendar year-aged guy driving in another vehicle, officials explained.

The driver reportedly was fleeing officers in a Ford pickup truck when he slammed into a Buick from driving. The crash despatched the Buick veering off the pavement and into a highway indication on Sunday, July 3, the S.C. Highway Patrol claimed in a information release.

A 72-year-aged Buick passenger was flown to a healthcare facility, wherever he died the subsequent day. He was identified in a information release as Joseph Francis Gardner of Iva, a town roughly 45 miles southwest of Greenville.

The Anderson County coroner’s office reported the crash happened just immediately after 10:30 p.m. close to Iva and together S.C. Highway 81.

Officers from the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Iva Police Office were next the pickup truck when the driver was hoping to get absent from them, officers said. The pursuit reportedly went into Anderson County, the web-site of the crash.

Following the crash, Gardner died of a “traumatic brain injuries, owing to blunt power trauma, secondary to a motor vehicle” collision, officials claimed.

The motorists of both automobiles ended up wounded and taken to the hospital. A pickup truck passenger also was hurt, condition troopers stated.

An investigation into the crash was ongoing as of July 4, according to officers.

State troopers in their launch referred inquiries about the events that took place in advance of the crash to the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office, which didn’t right away share additional information and facts with McClatchy Information on July 5.

Simone Jasper is a reporter masking breaking stories for The Information & Observer and genuine-time news in the Carolinas.