Tragic, Fatal Accident Kills Two People in Spartanburg County, South Carolina
According to an online news report published on wyff4.com, two people were tragically killed in an accident crash in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.*
According to the Wellford police chief, the accident occurred on U.S. Highway 29 in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Wednesday night. The accident was a result of a police chase that ended along U.S. 29 in Wellford, South Carolina, approximately one quarter-mile from I-85, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office.
Rusty Clevenger of the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office stated, "The crash is so severe that we are unable to identify the decedents at this time." Mr. Clevenger stated that the victims' identification is not expected for a few days.
Chief David Green, of the Wellford police, stated that the police pursuit began around 5 p.m. According to the Wellford Police Chief, a Duncan City police officer attempted to pull over a Dodge Charger for speeding and reckless driving. According to Chief Green, the speeding Dodge Charger reached 140 to 150 mph. The chase was called off due to safety concerns. Police officer's discovered a crash. The news report states that suspect's Dodge Charger struck another motor vehicle along Highway 29 at Spartanburg Road.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Matt Southern, the Dodge Charger was traveling south along US 29 and was trying to elude police officers when the Dodge Charger hit a Jeep. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal, the operator of the Jeep exited a private driveway, and then was trying to head in a westbound direction on US 29 the Dodge Charger struck the Jeep.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Matt Southern, a passenger in the Charger, and the Jeep's driver were both ejected from the vehicles there were inside and were tragically killed. The Charger's driver was also ejected but survived and sustained injuries. He was transported to Spartanburg Medical Center. Both motor vehicles caught on fire after the accident. The accident is currently under investigation by the Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.
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