Suspect Crashes Attempting To Elude Drug Task Force
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A suspect attempting to escape from a law enforcement drug task force ended up crashing into a tree near the Columbia Place Mall on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Richland County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Curtis Wilson, the incident started when the RCSD Drug Task Force witnessed a transaction taking place at the AM/PM Store off Parklane Road.
When deputies attempted to approach those involved, one suspect tried to escape capture, leading them on a short chase through the neighborhood behind the Columbia Place Mall, eventually losing control and striking a tree on Claudia Drive.
Emergency crews responded to the scene on Claudia Drive to attend to the wreck.
News 19 is currently at the location, and we are being told a total of three cars were involved in this incident, and one of the vehicles may have ended up perched in a tree. There was a Richland County Sheriff Deputy's patrol vehicle involved in the wreck. That deputy was not seriously injured, but was transported to an area hospital for observation.
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