1 wanted, 1 hurt in multi-county chase, crash in Greenville Co.


GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said a search for a subject, who was involved in a multi-county chase, which ended in a crash in the Upstate on Tuesday, has been called off.

According to Lt. Jimmy Bolt, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Augusta Road and Princeton Highway around 1 p.m. to assist Laurens County Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle that was driving away from them and had wrecked.

Bolt said South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers in Laurens County were pursuing the vehicle earlier and ended up canceling the pursuit.

Laurens County deputies then saw the vehicle on Highway 76 in Princeton and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop.

Deputies continued to pursue the vehicle into Greenville County, where it lost control and ran off the side of the road and overturned a short distance later, according to Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds.

Bolt said one person was trapped inside the vehicle and received severe injuries.

Reynolds said the driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital in Greenville County for treatment.

According to Bolt, a second person, the passenger in the vehicle, ran from the scene. 

Just after 2 p.m., the GCSO received a call from a resident in the 10,000 block of Augusta Road in regards to a suspicious person matching the description of the subject. The caller said the subject was running through a nearby wooded area.

Bolt said the homeowner fired a weapon into the air, not at the subject.

Deputies, along with K9’s and a helicopter, were looking for the subject Tuesday afternoon, but the search was later called off.

The male passenger is described as being 6-feet-tall, weighs around 180 pounds, has medium length hair and was wearing a red shirt.

Anyone who sees a subject matching the given description is asked to call 911 and are told not to approach him.

Bolt said the sheriff’s office’s reconstruction unit was called to work the crash scene.

At the time of the crash, the Greenville County Coroner’s Office was also called to the scene, but said at the time that they could not confirm whether someone had died at that scene.

Bolt said one lane in each direction on Augusta Road was reopened to traffic. All lanes were initially closed following the crash Tuesday afternoon.

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