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Driver fleeing police kills 2

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Monday, June 29, 2009

CHARLESTON, SC - A driver who fled a traffic stop Sunday evening crashed into the front end of another car at an intersection near Hampton Park, killing the two occupants.

The deadly chain of events started when a Charleston police officer stopped a 2005 Chrysler 300 at President and Moultrie streets at 6:52 p.m. Sunday. The officer made the stop because the car was speeding, Police Department Public Information Officer Charles Francis said. As the officer walked toward the vehicle, the driver took off, Francis said.

The driver didn't get far before crashing into a 2001 Cadillac at Moultrie Street and Ashley Avenue. Both occupants of the car that was hit died, Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bob Beres said. The Highway Patrol's Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating.

The three occupants of the car that was fleeing jumped out and left the scene. At least one was picked up by a late-model Ford Expedition or Cadillac Escalade that stopped at the scene, Francis said.

All three of them were black males, Francis said. The driver was wearing short pants and an Army-green shirt. Another wore blue jeans and a white tank top. A description of the third man was not available.

At least two dozen other Charleston police officers, firefighters, medical and rescue workers arrived at the scene, and about 100 residents stood around watching.

Source: Post & Courier
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