Police chase ends with fatal crash

Police chase ends with fatal crash

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead following an accident in Williamsburg County. Troopers say the vehicle was being pursued by officers with the Lake City Police Department.

According to LCpl. Sonny Collins, the crash happened Friday morning around 2:38 a.m. on Nesmith Road. Collins says the driver of a 2006 Dodge pickup truck was being pursued by Lake City Police when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road in a curve and hit a tree.

Authorities say the driver ejected from the truck and died as a result of the crash. The driver was the only occupant in the truck.

The Williamsburg County Coroner has not released the name of the victim. Lake City Police have not released any details about the pursuit.

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