Police searching for driver after chase ends in crash near I-26 exit ramp

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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - North Charleston police are looking for a driver who fled a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

The suspect then led officers on a chase which ended in a crash on an I-26 exit ramp just after 3:30 a.m.

A North Charleston officer tried to make the stop, which began the chase. The suspect then tried to exit onto the Highway 78 exit ramp, but the vehicle left the road and rolled into the trees near exit 205A. The driver then climbed over the passenger, through a window and ran away, according to North Charleston police spokeswoman Karley Ash.

The passenger of the car was taken to the hospital in category two condition, Ash said.

No officers were injured and the police cruiser was not damaged. Officers are still actively searching for the suspect.

The exit ramp reopened just after 6 a.m.

A crash at the I-26 WB off ramp at milemarker 205.
A crash at the I-26 WB off ramp at milemarker 205.

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