Traffic fatality

A Greenville man died and two others were injured after authorities say a car fleeing law enforcement crashed.

The wreck happened at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday on Torrington Road near Laurens.

Christopher Butler, 46, died as a result of the crash, Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp said in an email. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning.

An eastbound 1999 Toyota Corolla with three occupants went off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole, according to Master Trooper David Jones with the state Highway Patrol.

He said law enforcement was pursuing the vehicle.

The two who were hurt were airlifted with life-threatening injuries, Jones said.

Highway Patrol is investigating with assistance from its Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.