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Officials ID man killed by driver fleeing police

February 14, 2018

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after being struck by a car that was fleeing police in South Carolina last weekend.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office told local media that 35-yea-rold Rosael Gutierrez-Toledo of Hanahan died around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say Gutierrez-Toledo was hit by someone trying to get away from police in Hanahan. Police are still looking for the driver of that car.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres says a Chrysler 200 crossed a road before striking the victim.

Hanahan Deputy Police Chief Michael Fowler said the chase began when officers tried to stop the driver on suspicion of drunken driving.

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