Police: Multi-county chase ends in Greenville Co. crash

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) –

The Anderson Police Department said a chase spanned multiple counties on Tuesday.

Officers said the chase began on Plantation Road near Highway 29. A driver was reportedly driving recklessly but failed to stop when an officer initiated blue lights.

Police said there were two suspects in the vehicle which drove down 29 Bypass, onto Interstate 85 and into Greenville County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the chase ended in a crash near Augusta Road and I-85. Troopers say they got involved at the 34 Mile Marker at the request of Anderson Police and pursued the car until the collision at Mile Marker 42.

Police said the driver hit another car then crashed into a tree near the Economy Inn on Augusta Road.

Police said the driver fled after the crash and has not been located. A passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody on an unrelated charge, officers said.

The passenger was identified as James Anthony Tucker, who was taken into custody on an outstanding shoplifting warrant, police said. He is reportedly not cooperating with investigators.

Quest Leadership Academy Public Charter School was placed on lockdown due to the incident. Just after 3:30 p.m. the school confirmed the lockdown had been lifted.

Police said they are following leads out of Greenville County and Anderson County.

The driver, who was a bystander, was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

At this time, troopers say no charges have been filed. The case is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Anderson Police Department and Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

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