A police chase ended in tragedy on Wednesday, July 7, after a driver running from the Sheriff’s Office caused a three-vehicle accident.
Officials say the Florence Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) were working together when they tried to stop a vehicle. The driver, Tysnick Darrell Hoggard, 28, took off, ignoring the blue lights while heading down South Irby Street in Florence near the intersection of Redbud Lane.
The police pursuit ended abruptly when Hoggard’s Nissan hit a pickup truck that then ran into a cement mixer truck near McLaughlin Road on US 52. Unfortunately, the pickup truck’s driver, Derrick Bernard Brown, 38, of Lake City, died in a Florence hospital of injuries suffered in the crash.
Hoggard was arrested and charged with reckless homicide for Brown’s death, in addition to other charges, including failure to stop for blue lights, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, trafficking in cocaine, possession of marijuana, trafficking in cocaine base, and possession of methamphetamine.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.