A Charleston driver and his passenger were killed Sunday when a driver, who ran from police, crashed his vehicle into another car in downtown Charleston causing a two death accident. The deadly accident happened after a City of Charleston police officer made a routine traffic stop for speeding in the downtown area according to a Police Department Public Information Official. Over twenty Charleston police officers, medical workers, rescue workers and firefighters, offered assistance at the scene.
While the vehicle was stopped, the driver chose to drive his car away and run from police. The run away driver only made it a short distance before crashing into the victims' Cadillac near a downtown park area. Both the driver and the passenger in the Cadillac car that was hit in the collision died on the scene according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The Charleston hit and run is being investigated by the Highway Patrol's Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team.
There were three occupants of the car that that caused the wreck. After the serious impact, they jumped out of their vehicle and ran from the scene. At least one of the suspects was picked up by a sports utility vehicle that stopped at the accident scene according to authorities.
The three suspects that fled from the police were all black males. Descriptions of two of the men, one of which was the driver, was given by Charleston police. The driver was wearing a dark green shirt and shorts. One of the passengers was wearing a tank top and blue jeans. There was no description of the third passenger.
Driver fleeing police kills 2, Postandcourier.com, June 29, 2009