Tabor City prison employee dies in crash during police chase

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WPDE) — The Horry County Coroner’s Office confirmed that one person is dead after a police chase ended in a crash Sunday night.

Casey James Blackwell, of Tabor City, was pronounced dead at the scene on Highway 905 near Longs from his injuries, according to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge. A spokesman for the NC Department of Public Safety tells WWAY Blackwell was an employee at the Tabor City Correctional Institution since 2005.

Edge said the man died after his vehicle crashed into a power pole.

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