SC deputy trapped in cruiser 2 hours after crash during chase

South Carolina News

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say it took emergency crews nearly two hours to cut a South Carolina officer out of his police car after a crash during a chase.

Investigators say the Florence County deputy was flown to a hospital after being removed from the cruiser. The Sheriff’s Office did not release the deputy’s name or condition.

Investigators say the deputy stopped the driver for a traffic violation around 1 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 52 but the suspect drove off during the stop.

The deputy lost control during the chase and hit a tree.

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