Police cruiser lights at the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Charleston, SC

Date of Incident: July 17th, 2023

South Carolina Reporting Authority: South Carolina Highway Patrol

Type of Accident: Car Accident

Location of Accident: 800 block of Mallet Hill Road in Columbia, S.C.

Injuries: Two Fatalities

Description of Accident: Two people died and one was injured in a South Carolina wreck during a pursuit by Richland County deputies of a reportedly stolen vehicle. The crash occurred on Mallet Hill Road in northeast Columbia. The SUV ran off the road, colliding with a tree, fire hydrant, and fence. The driver is hospitalized, while the two passengers, aged 21 and 19, died. The tragic incident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Local Media Coverage: ABC Columbia