100+ mph: Dashcam video of deadly chase through Travelers Rest released

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Greenville County Sheriff's Office dash camera videos of the Sept. 17 chase ending in a wrong-way crash that claimed the life of North Greenville Fire Dept's. Lt. Jordan Howard have been released.

In all, five deputies were involved in the chase that started on West Blue Ridge Drive in Greenville and ended on Hwy. 25 about a mile north of Hwy. 414. (To read more, click here.)

In the video above, viewers see the chase (from deputy pursuit vehicle two) as the vehicles come into Travelers Rest, reaching speeds of over 100 m.p.h. before the pursuit leaves Travelers Rest city limits.

(Note: The time is in the top right of the frame and the patrol car speed is in the bottom right.)

Just after passing a truck and trailer on the right shoulder near Hwy. 290, the truck deputies are pursuing abruptly crosses into oncoming traffic lanes, causing drivers to swerve to avoid being hit head-on as the driver continues north in the southbound lanes. 

The video shows that the wrong-way pursuit continued for over one mile before deputies ended their chase.

Shortly after stopping their pursuit, the deputies arrive on the scene of the wreck that killed Howard while he was riding his Yamaha motorcycle to work that morning.


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