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Dashcam video of high-speed pursuit; double fatality

JAMES ISLAND, SC- Authorities have released video of a car pursuit that ended in a fatal crash which took the lives of two men on James Island.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Toland Gathers and 34-year-old Shahied Ladson died after their car struck a tree Tuesday night.

The newly released video shows a Chevy Impala fleeing from deputies and crashing into a tree on Camp Road. On Tuesday around 11:52 p.m, a sheriff's deputy saw a 2004 Chevy Impala leaving the Blue Water gas station on 772 Folly Road and the deputy attempted a traffic stop for traffic violations. According to a sheriff's office report, the Impala failed to pull over and fled down Camp Road.

The sheriff's office says as the deputy continued to pursue the vehicle, the driver entered into a curve on Camp Road at the intersection of Dill's Bluff Road. An incident report says the vehicle was traveling too fast and over corrected causing the vehicle to crash into a tree.

Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle then sustained fatal injuries. Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing a seatbelt, troopers say.

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Added: May-13-2012 Occurred On: May-8-2012
By: Addled
Regional News
Tags: high-speed, pursuit, police, chase, fatal crash
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States (load item map)
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