Deputies: Car passenger killed in crash during chase

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Posted: Aug 08, 2016 6:07 AM

HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been killed in South Carolina after the vehicle she was riding in crashed during a chase with deputies.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury tells news outlets 25-year-old Megan Calhoun of Goose Creek was ejected from the car and died early Sunday.

Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran says Calhoun was a passenger in the vehicle that a sheriff's deputy tried to stop for a traffic violation.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones says the car was traveling when it ran off the side of the road and the 27-year-old driver lost control, hitting the curb.

The car went into a ditch and struck several trees before returning to the roadway. Salisbury says Calhoun was ejected from the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.