RIDGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Ridgeville woman seriously injured after police say bank robbers smashed into her and her husband's car during a chase last week is doing better, officials say.
Medical University of South Carolina officials said the 57-year-old woman had been upgraded from critical to fair condition. Her 55-year-old husband remained in critical condition.
South Carolina Highway Patrol says the couple was traveling on Highway 61 near Givhans Ferry State Park when they were struck by a car driven by two suspected bank robbers. Ronald Lamont Lance, 27, and 23-year-old Tyrone Ellison were allegedly fleeing from North Charleston police after robbing the SunTrust bank at Dorchester Road and Club Course Drive shortly before 5 p.m. on July 1.
Authorities say the getaway vehicle exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour during the chase.
A third alleged accomplice, 29-year-old Christopher Nehemiah Coburn, was also charged for the July 1 bank robbery. Police say he was the original getaway driver but was pushed out of the vehicle by one of the other suspects during the pursuit.
Ellison has since been connected to an April 1 robbery at the same bank.