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Police chief: Chase preceded crashes that injured officer, killed suspect

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ENOREE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Woodruff Police chief said a pursuit ended with both the police officer involved and the suspect crashing on Beaverdam Church Road in Spartanburg County early Wednesday morning. 

Interim Chief Todd Hendrix with the Woodruff Police Department said a police officer and suspect were involved in a chase before the crashes occurred.

Hendrix said the officer attempted to pull over a vehicle on Mcedco Road in Woodruff but the driver refused to stop.

A chase began and Hendrix said the pursuit lasted approximately 25 minutes before both vehicles crashed on Beaverdam Church Road in Enoree.

The suspect, who Hendrix identified as 54-year-old Arthur Allen King, died at the scene after crashing.

Troopers said both the patrol car, a 2010 Dodge Charger, and the suspect's vehicle, a 1998 Dodge pickup, were headed north and both ran off the right side of the road in a curve and both overturned.

King was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the pickup when it overturned, troopers said.

The officer, a 31-year-old male, was wearing a seat belt and did suffer minor injuries. 

Hendrix said the officer was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

The SC Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office are investigating the crash.

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