- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a driver fleeing from police struck and killed a motorcyclist while driving the wrong way on a South Carolina highway.

Sheriff Steve Loftis said at a news conference that his deputies had called off the chase about three-quarters of a mile before the motorcyclist was hit Thursday. He says the episode began when a deputy investigating a stolen truck was struck by the driver in another truck as he sped off. The deputy wasn’t seriously injured.

Loftis says the deputy fired at the driver. State agents are investigating that shooting, while troopers investigate the chase.

The sheriff says the chase was called off because the driver was so reckless on U.S. Highway 25 north of Greenville.

Names of the deputy, driver and motorcyclist haven’t been released.

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