Police chase ends with one woman dead

Police chase ends with one woman dead

PORT ROYAL, SC (WTOC) - A police chase through two towns ends tragically for one woman and police in Port Royal are still hoping to talk to a man believed to have fled the scene. Police say Courtney Lynn Green, 35, stole a car and a credit card from her mother, Glyn Green, earlier this week. Then, last night, driving that car, she led police on a chase through a quiet neighborhood that spanned both Port Royal and Beaufort.

There are tracks still in the grass at the Marflack's house where Green drove up off the road, through the yard, and then back onto the road again during the chase. Albert Marflack heard the commotion when he was watching TV Wednesday night.

"She came around the corner real fast and the lights were just flashing and then, about a minute or two later, the police car came and then, maybe about 5 or ten minutes later, the fire trucks came by,"  says Albert Marflack.

Police reports say Green was hiding out in the car on Acres Drive before police located her. She then took police down Acres Road to Riverview and Riverfront, where she drove over a dead end sign before she drove through a fence. She then crashed her mother's car into a tree at the end of the Riverfront Road. Neighbors say they were surprised to see this quiet street filled with ambulances and police cars.

"Well, I opened my door and the officers had come to tell me about the wreck and there was an accident involving my neighbors big oak tree," says Ryan Christian.

Green died later at the hospital but a preliminary autopsy report will not be completed until next week. Police did find drug paraphernalia, suspected drugs and an open container of alcohol in the car. Port Royal police say they would like to speak with the man who is believed to have been in the car with Green Wednesday night.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact crimestoppers or any of the agencies involved.

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