Driver fleeing law enforcement dies in Spartanburg Co. crash

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SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – One person has died after a crash in Spartanburg County that happened while troopers said they were attempting to flee from law enforcement in North Carolina.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Ray Blackley Road near Peachtree Road just after 9 p.m.

Highway Patrol said the driver, Wayne Keith Smith, Jr., 38, of Campobello, was fleeing from Polk County deputies when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene of the crash, troopers said.

SCHP, SCHP’s M.A.I.T. team and the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office will continue to investigate.

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