Car Split in Two, Driver Killed After Hitting Power Pole During North Charleston Police Chase

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC | November 16, 2023, at 06:22 a.m.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – A 20-year-old Hanahan man was killed early Monday morning when his vehicle split in two after crashing into a power pole during a police chase in North Charleston, authorities reported.

The Dorchester County Coroner identified the driver as Kaveon Najair Brown.

According to the North Charleston Police Department (NCPD), officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle without headlights around 1:30 a.m. on Ashley Phosphate Road near Cross County Road. The driver fled, starting a police pursuit down Ashley Phosphate towards Tuskegee Drive.

An incident report stated that Brown did not slow down when approaching a bend in the road, resulting in loss of control. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a power pole, splitting the car in two and causing it to catch fire.

Responding North Charleston Fire Department (NCFD) units extinguished the blaze. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash that occurred during the police chase.

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC is very sorry to the family’s loved ones who are having to go through this challenging time. If you been injured in a car accident or your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, please call for a free 20-minute consultation with Charleston Personal Injury Attorney Frank Hartman.

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