ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- The Anderson County Coroner has identified the two fatalities reported after a fatal crash along Dobbins Bridge Road on Tuesday night. 

The coroner says the driver of the vehicle died, and a pedestrian died. 

A woman on scene told FOX Carolina crews that her sister-in-law was checking the mailbox when she was hit and killed by a car during the incident.

The coroner later identified the driver of the vehicle as 30 year old Grayson Dean Mathis. 

Brenda Wilson

Brenda Wilson

The pedestrian was identified by the coroner as Brenda Mary Wilson, 54. She died after being struck by the vehicle driven by Mathis. 

Investigators reported that Anderson Police Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Grayson Dean Mathis at 6:58 p.m.

Mathis failed to stop, officials say. 

Around 7:09, while being pursued by APD, Mathis loss control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway, through a yard, and struck Wilson as she was going to her mailbox.

Troopers say Mathis' vehicle then struck a tree and another vehicle at the residence. 

We're told Mathis was entrapped in his vehicle.  Both he and Wilson died on scene. 

The Anderson County Office of the Coroner and the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the South Carolina Highway Patrol MAIT Team are investigating the accident.

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This article is hard to follow. Makes it appear the officers first tried to stop the car after it struck the woman at her mailbox. Then, it relates attempting to stop him, resulting in a chase ending when he lost control of his vehicle and drove through a property before killing the victim. How about starting at the beginning.


I get what you're saying, but what happened is that the police tried to stop him at the very beginning, and he decided to drive off instead of pulling over. What this article doesn't include, and I only due to my connections to his family, is that the police put down spikes to blow out his tires. That's why he lost control and hit the poor woman getting her mail. He shouldn't have run, obviously, but it makes me wonder what would've happened had they hadn't laid spikes in that particular spot.

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