Truck hits home, turns over after pursuit with law enforcement near Lexington
Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) – A police pursuit after midnight Saturday morning with law enforcement officers from the Lexington area ended when the truck the police were chasing lost control and struck a home. Then, the occupants fled into the surrounding area on foot where officers spent time searching for them.
The pursuit started after the driver of what appeared to be a work-body truck failed to stop for an officer and instead initiated the pursuit. Eventually, the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle at Two Notch and White Horse Roads and struck a portion of the home. Once the truck came to a stop on its side, the occupants ran. At approximately 2:00 a.m. the suspects still were not in custody.
The Police Department has not said why the officer initially tried to stop the vehicle or if they know if anyone was injured because of the accident. They have not said if they eventually caught the suspects. The SCHP is handling the investigation of the crash because it was a result of a pursuit by law enforcement officers from another agency.