Dramatic dash cam video released after 2 teens die in chase in SC town
By WCBD News
Patrick Graham of North Charleston was pronounced dead at the scene. 18-year-old Martin Pinckney was transported to MUSC where he later died.
HANAHAN, SC -
Two teen boys died during a crash that happened as a car fled police at speeds over 100 mph Wednesday night.
The deadly crash happened just after 10PM Wednesday evening on Foster Creek Road in Berkeley County.
On Thursday, the Hanahan Police released dash cam video of the chase, which went through a quite residential neighborhood twice.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Lexus was trying to outrun Hanahan Police when it went off the roadway minutes after officers tried to stop the car for a traffic violation.
When officers ran the license plate on the vehicle they discovered it to be stolen out of Dorchester County. When the police activated their blue lights the vehicle accelerated and led officers on a pursuit.
The chase went through a neighborhood and to a dead-end where the Lexus then turned around and went back through the same streets.
The Lexus hit several mailboxes and at one point the passenger door was opened as the front passenger attempted to jump out. The chase ended when the Lexus crashed in the woods at the end of Foster Creek Road.
Just before the crash, the police officer can be heard on the video telling dispatchers that the Lexus had exceeded 100 mph.
Four people were in the car at the time of the crash. Nineteen-year-old Patrick Graham of North Charleston was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Salisbury of the Berkeley County Coroner's Office.
Another man also from North Charleston, 18-year-old Martin Pinckney was transported to MUSC where he later died. Both men died from head and body trauma. They were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, Shaylynn Capers, and another passenger, Jimarie Travis Whitehead, were transported to MUSC with non-life threatening injuries.
Police found a loaded Beretta 9MM pistol in the waistband of one of the deceased. Authorities found another pistol inside the Lexus, a .38 caliber revolver. Several items of stolen property were found in and around the vehicle.
The accident is under investigation by the Berkeley County Coroner's Office and the SC Highway Patrol.
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