Anderson Co. deputy, 2 others hurt after crash in Pickens Co. following chase

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ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – Three people, including an Anderson County deputy, were taken to the hospital after a crash in Pickens County shortly after a chase, Saturday afternoon.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy spotted a car driving recklessly while leaving a parking lot on Highway 153, almost hitting two cars.

The deputy then chased the car after the driver refused to stop, deputies say.

The chase went into Pickens County before heading back to Anderson County. Deputies then called off the chase when the vehicle moved back to Pickens County.

Later, deputies say the suspect vehicle sped through a stop sign at Old Easley Bridge Road and Turner Hill Road and was struck by an Anderson County deputy on routine patrol.

Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 3:48pm.

The deputy suffered minor injuries and was taken to AnMed Health Medical Center. The two people in the car were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital, according to Highway Patrol.

It is not yet known what charges, if any, will be filed in the case.

Troopers say the Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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