SENECA, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a driver being chased by police crashed his car into a South Carolina home killing a woman asleep in a basement.
Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said the vehicle landed on top of 39-year-old Vanessa Neimeyer around 11:35 p.m. Monday in the Seneca home she shared with her mother and grandmother. She died at the scene.
Addis said in a statement the driver did not stop for a traffic checkpoint and led troopers on a 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometer) chase.
Authorities say the driver missed a turn as the road ended and traveled more than 150 feet (45 meters) into the home.
Oconee County deputies say the 19-year-old driver is in custody, and they are talking to troopers and prosecutors to determine what charges he will face.