1 dead in South Carolina after crash during deputy chase

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Posted: May 05, 2016 7:46 AM

STARR, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say one person is dead after a wreck in South Carolina following a chase where speeds topped 100 mph.

Anderson County Sheriff's Lt. Sheila Cole told local media outlets that a deputy was chasing a burglary suspect early Thursday when the person being chased crashed near Starr.

Cole said a suspect rammed the vehicle through the front glass doors of a convenience store shortly after 1:30 a.m., took some items and left. A deputy called to the store saw the suspect leaving.

The vehicle crashed minutes later. The driver was the only person in the car and was thrown from the vehicle.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.

The name of the victim has not been released.