A high-speed chase in South Carolina left three teenagers dead, three others injured, and police trying to find out why the teens led them on a chase in the first place.
We have the latest on the victims of the crash, and a few of the reasons why they may have sped away from police.
A Traffic Stop Turns into a Chase
On April 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Irmo, South Carolina, police tried to pull over a car that was speeding along Piney Grove Road.
Instead of pulling over, the car sped up and led the cops on a high-speed chase until the vehicle lost control near Linsbury Circle.
A Tragic Accident
The car was filled with teens, six in total. The driver lost control and the vehicle first struck a tree, then a street sign. None of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing a seatbelt.When police reached the accident, they had to begin counting the bodies.
15-year-old Reshad Daloamir Davis was dead at the scene. 15-year-old Travis Lamount Green Jr., and 13-year-old Travion D’Monte Green were transported to Palmetto Health Richland and were later pronounced dead.
While specifics haven’t been released, the three other teens were all injured in the crash. The injuries ranged from non-life threatening to critical.
Interesting Findings by Police
Irmo police set about trying to figure out why such a senseless accident occurred. Why would the teenagers run from police in the first place?
The first discovering was the fact that one of the teenagers was armed, as a gun was discovered in the wrecked car. The second discovery was that the car, a 2008 Pontiac G6, was stolen.
The vehicle that the teenagers sped away from police in was stolen out of the City of Columbia Police Department’s jurisdiction.
Irmo police are currently trying to put together who was in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash, as well as ascertaining how the teens got the stolen car.