By Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ANDERSON. S.C. (AP) - A woman checking her mail outside her South Carolina home was struck and killed by a car being chased by police, authorities said.

The driver was also killed, losing control of the car after hitting the woman Tuesday evening near Anderson and crashing into a parked car and a tree, state Highway Patrol trooper Joel Hovis said.

Anderson Police were chasing 30-year-old Grayson Dean Mathis after he refused to stop for an officer. The hit-and-run and subsequent crash happened about 3 miles (5 kilometers) outside the city, authorities said.

Brenda Mary Wilson, 54, was hit after Mathis’ car ran off the left side of the road, investigators said.

A special team of state troopers is investigating the crash.

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