GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC/AP) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man who led Georgetown County sheriff's deputies on a chase has died after he was hit by a patrol car.
The Georgetown County coroner that 28-year-old Terrance Gagum of Hemingway was the victim. Highway Patrol and the State Law Enforcement Division are investigating the deadly accident that happened in Georgetown County on Tuesday night.
Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins says sheriff's deputies had chased Gagum and he ran from the car and was struck by a deputy's car. The wreck occurred on Frank Cribb Road and Squirrel Run Road, about 8 miles east of Hemingway.
Deputy Russell Goodale says Gagum died at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
It was not immediately clear why deputies were chasing him.
The Highway Patrol and the State Law Enforcement Division are investigating.
This is the fourth traffic fatality in Georgetown County since Sunday.