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HCPD pursuit ends with TC wrecks

HCPD officers confer on one side of a wrecked Infiniti at Tabor City’s Marathon Monday afternoon, while patrons observe from the other side. (Deuce Niven, TLT)


     A vehicle pursuit that apparently began near Loris ended well into Tabor City Monday afternoon when a small car crossed a curb, skirted a deep hole, and skidded to a stop just feet away from an exterior wall at the Marathon convenience store adjacent to the State Employees Credit Union.

     That was the second of two wrecks associated with the chase, both in the town limits, said Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department.

     Numerous Street Crimes Unit officers with the Horry County Police Department were at the Marathon in the aftermath.

     With apparently minor injuries, the woman driving the 2014 Infiniti was taken by Tabor City Emergency Services ambulance to McLeod Loris Hospital, Conway said.

     HCPD officers were expected to take the woman in custody there, while charges related to the two crashes north of the state line will await her from the Tabor City Police Department, Conway said.

Pursuit, wrecks

     HCPD officers notified the TCPD of the pursuit, and that the Infiniti had sideswiped another vehicle on US 701 Bypass near the ABC Store just after 5:30 p.m., Conway said.

     An officer responding from US 701 North was apparently seen by the northbound Infiniti driver, who tried to turn into the Marathon parking lot, jumping a curb with a depressed grassy area, the center filled with a coiled cable and a steel post sticking up at the center.

     The infinity circled the center, missing the wire and steel post, before crossing off the curb on the other side, then skidding across the blacktop, hitting a sidewalk where the car stopped about two feet away from the wall.

     Additional details were not available Monday evening. Look for more on this story here as events warrant and in this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.