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A driver fleeing a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy was killed in a wreck after attempting to pass another vehicle Saturday night. 

Authorities said the crash happened shortly before 11 p.m. on S.C. Highway 45 in the Pineville area. The driver and a passenger were thrown from a Ford Mustang that rolled several times after hitting a car that was turning left onto Gould Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol. 

Minutes earlier, a deputy had tried to stop the Mustang for a traffic violation on Matilda Circle. The car took off on S.C. Highway 45, reaching 118 mph as the driver disregarded the deputy's lights and sirens, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. 

Approaching Gould Road, the Mustang struck an Acura that was also traveling south. The driver of the Acura was not injured. 

The Mustang's driver, 37-year-old Latrrio Kenya Singleton of Cross, died at the scene.

Deputies found the passenger walking near the wrecked car. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation and then to the Hill-Finklea Detention Center. He is expected to face charges.

Deputies said they found more than 12 grams of cocaine in the interior vents of the Mustang. There were several open cans of beer amid the wreckage. 

Highway Patrol troopers are investigating. 

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.