1-year-old dies in burning car when dad flees after police chase, SC agents say
By: Teddy Kulmala, The State
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 1-year-old girl died in a burning car when her father got out and ran away during a pursuit on Interstate 85, according to South Carolina law enforcement officials.
The deadly incident began around 10:20 p.m. Friday on S.C. 14 in Greenville County, where a state trooper tried to stop a car for speeding, according to Capt. Kelley Hughes of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The car was doing 67 in a 45 mph zone at the time, Hughes said.
The car continued onto Interstate 85, traveling north, Hughes said. During the pursuit, the trooper noticed smoke and sparks coming from the undercarriage of the car that later turned into flames.