Woman checking mail killed by car running from police

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ANDERSON, SC (AP) – Authorities say a woman checking her mail outside her South Carolina home was struck and killed by a car being chased by police.

State troopers say the driver was also killed, losing control of the car after hitting the woman Tuesday evening near Anderson and crashing into a parked car and a tree.

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Anderson Police were chasing 30-year-old Grayson Dean Mathis after he refused to stop for an officer.

Troopers say the wreck happened about 3 miles outside the city.

Authorities say 54-year-old Brenda Mary Wilson was hit after Mathis’ car ran off the left side of the road, investigators.