YORK COUNTY, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - South Carolina troopers are continuing to investigate after a high-speed chase ended in a fiery crash on I-77 that killed two people and injured another in York County.
CMPD says it all started with an armed robbery in Charlotte. The suspect took off in a stolen red Prius. The back window of the car was shot out, according to police.
When officers tried to conduct a stop the suspect fled south. SC Highway Patrol picked up the chase once it crossed the state line, continuing on for over 20 miles, and deep into York County, before the fiery end near exit 75 for Porter Road.
“It's just insane how people are nowadays. They don't have regard for anyone's life, including their own, and it's a shame, it really is,” Scott Mackey, a former wrecker driver, said.
Eventually, the car crashed at Porter Road. State troopers say two people were pronounced dead at the scene. One person was injured and had to be flown out. Now, charred remains were essentially all that was left.
“Car’s pretty mangled from what I’ve seen here.”
CMPD says subjects were also detained by troopers.
Rock Hill police have now joined the investigation, and the York County Sheriff's Office emphasizes that no officers or troopers were injured in this incident.
“People I know that live down this road could've been involved in that," Mackey said. “When you do something like this-- it's stupid."
The condition of the person that was injured is not known at this time.