HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 25-year-old Conway man died early Saturday morning in a crash while fleeing an Horry County police officer, authorities said.
Tyrek Chestnut died at a local hospital from injuries he suffered in the crash on Old Reaves Ferry Road, the Horry County Coroner’s Office said late Monday afternoon.
The pursuit that ended in the deadly crash early began when an officer tried to pull over a 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan that had been reported stolen in Conway, according to HCPD and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
According to an Horry County police report, an officer first spotted the car in an area north of the 3000 block of Old Reaves Ferry Road.
“Upon getting behind the vehicle it turned into a private drive and accelerated through private property and back onto Old Reaves Ferry Road where he continued to flee from police toward Hwy 905,” the report said. “After a short distance of fleeing on Old Reaves Ferry Rd the driver, listed suspect, lost control of the vehicle and wrecked into a field.”
The driver was the only person in the vehicle, according to the SCHP.
No additional information was immediately available. The highway patrol is investigating.
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