A mangled vehicle lays along Rock Springs Road after a fatal crash. (Nov. 16, 2012/FOX Carolina)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Easley police said the driver of a vehicle being chased by officers was killed when the vehicle crashed Friday afternoon.
Police said that about 1:15 p.m. they were called to the intersection of Powdersville and Mossie Smith roads after a crash. They said that when officers arrived at the scene, the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash fled the scene on foot into a nearby subdivision.
Investigators said that officers then saw a red car without a license plate leaving the subdivision, being driven by a man who appeared to be the man who fled the scene of the crash.
Police said that an officer tried to stop the red car, but the driver sped away. They said the driver then turned onto Rock Springs Road, where he lost control near Patrick Avenue. They said the vehicle flipped, throwing the driver from it. They said the vehicle then landed on top of the driver.
Maranda Davis and her mother-in-law Vickie Davis were driving on Rock Springs toward the speeding red car just as the car flipped. They said when the car crashed, pieces of it flew across the road as they drove through. The two said they pulled over to catch their breath after what they called a terrifying experience.
Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the driver as 52-year-old Gerald Garraux. He was not wearing a seat belt, Kelley said.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that happened during the chase.
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