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Coroner releases identity of fatal accident victims

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Patrick Graham of North Charleston was pronounced dead at the scene.  18-year-old Martin Pinckney was transported to MUSC where he later died. Patrick Graham of North Charleston was pronounced dead at the scene. 18-year-old Martin Pinckney was transported to MUSC where he later died.
Jimarie Travis Whitehead was transported to MUSC with no-life threatening injuries. Jimarie Travis Whitehead was transported to MUSC with no-life threatening injuries.
The scene of  Wednesday's accident resulting in two deaths. The scene of Wednesday's accident resulting in two deaths.

Authorities have identified two victims killed in a crash that happened after a high speed chase Wednesday evening in Berkeley County.

Police chase in Berkeley County leaves two dead

According to the City of Hanahan Police, just after 10 p.m. Wednesday officers attempted to stop a Lexus for a traffic violation.  When officers ran the license plate on the vehicle they discovered it to be stolen out of Dorchester County.  When the police activated their blue lights the vehicle accelerated and led officers on a pursuit.  The Lexus hit several mailboxes and at one point the passenger door was opened as the front passenger attempted to jump out.

The chase ended when the Lexus crashed in the woods at the end of Foster Creek Road. 

Four people in the car at the time of the crash.  Nineteen-year-old Patrick Graham of North Charleston was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Salisbury of the Berkeley County Coroner's Office. Another man also from North Charleston, 18-year-old Martin Pinckney was transported to MUSC where he later died.  Both men died from head and body trauma. They were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Shaylynn Capers, and another passenger, Jimarie Travis Whitehead, were transported to MUSC with non-life threatening injuries.

Police found a loaded Beretta 9MM pistol in the waistband of one of the deceased.  Authorities found another pistol inside the Lexus, a .38 caliber revolver.  Several items of stolen property were found in and around the vehicle.

The accident is under investigation by the Berkeley County Coroner's Office and the SC Highway Patrol.

 

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