COLUMBIA, S.C. - Richland County sheriff's deputies say a man has been arrested after he hit two cars and crashed into a tree after a chase.

Lt. Curtis Wilson said deputies saw the man make a drug transaction around noon Tuesday. Wilson said when deputies tried to stop the man, he drove away.

The man hit a sheriff's office vehicle and another vehicle and then hit a tree.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. There was no word on his condition. His name has not been released.

A deputy and the person driving the third vehicle were taken to a hospital for injuries that did not appear to be serious.