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home : news : lakelands & beyond June 28, 2016

3/11/2013 10:36:00 PM
High speed chase leads to crash

A Ninety Six police officer is in stable condition following a high speed chase that ended with his vehicle crashing into the woods on Highway 702 around 9 p.m. Monday night.

Officials say that the chase began inside the town limits of Ninety Six on Highway 34. It is unclear why the chase began, but it continued east on Highway 34 before the suspect turned onto Eddy Road. The chase continued down Eddy Road and then turned onto Highway 702 heading toward Saluda. The chase reportedly reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

The Ninety Six police officer lost control of his vehicle just before reaching the intersection with Highway 34, veering off the right side of the road and crashing into several trees after the vehicle rolled onto the passenger side.

Officials say that the officer, Jeremy McMahan, was uncomfortable, but talking and able to move following the crash. McMahan was transported to Self Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

More details will be posted as they become available. 

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013
Article comment by: William Hill

We should be thankful that officer McMahan or some innocent person were not critically injured. When someone is "running" from authority it is usually for a reason. (This guy had several resons for not wanting to be pulled over). If the "bad" guys know that the officer will stop at the town limit sign, as suggested, then why pull over for a speeding ticket just drive a little way to the "do not go beyond point". If you were trapped in a burning car 20 yards outside this " line" I bet you. I suggest that some of the complainers ride with the officers and see what it is really like. When you pull someone over you never know what can happen. Read the Houston Chronicle (March 18, 2013) and you will see where an officer was shot and the driver was killed during a routine traffic stop. This is not the 96 of the 40s and 50s as there are some very bad guys out there. Be thankful that you have officers such as officer McMahan.

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013
Article comment by: Tim W.

The last three comments are nice. Well put you guys.

Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Article comment by: judy terry

So thankful the officer is improving. He made the decision to chase this person. I believe it properly was in good faith. When we need an officer they always come. Yes, someone could have gotten hurt or killed. So thankful this didn't happen. But the person failing to stop for a blue light is at fault,not the officer. What was that person hiding or doing to cause this. It wasn't the officer. Consider the source.

Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Beth McMahan

Furthermore, any of you that think you can do a better job, then put your big boy britches on and get out there and do it.

Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Beth McMahan

First of all, none of you were there, none of you know the whole story you know nothing about what happened as far as following protocol and training, or why it started to begin with. You people wouldn't know a good cop because each one of you running your mouth about things you know nothing about shows small minds and ignorance. Would you be making the same comments if it were your family, your husband/wife, son/daughter, brother or sister? I'm certain you wouldn't. Maybe you should have more respect for people as human beings and the family, as it is amazing that he even made it out alive!!!

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