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Two arrested after stolen vehicle crashes during police chase through Florence

Ashley Smith, 30, of Mechanicsville, who police say was the driver, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, fail to stop for blue light, driving under suspension and leaving scene of a collision- attended vehicle with injuries. Charles Anthony Gegor, 40, of Mechanicsville, identified by police as the passenger, was also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. (FCSO / WPDE background)

Two people were arrested by Florence police after officers say the two stole a vehicle, led police on a chase and caused a wreck that sent two people to the hospital, according to a news release.

Ashley Smith, 30, of Mechanicsville, who police say was the driver, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, fail to stop for blue light, driving under suspension and leaving scene of a collision - attended vehicle with injuries, according to a news release.

Charles Anthony Gegor, 40, of Mechanicsville, identified by police as the passenger, was also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release.

Officers saw the stolen vehicle around 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 near the intersection of Irby Street and Cherokee Road and tried to stop the driver, according to a news release.

Police said the driver failed to stop and police chasing the vehicle.

During the chase, the driver collided with another vehicle at Jeffords Street and East Palmetto Street, but left the scene, according to the news release.

One person was taken to the hospital in that wreck, police said.

The driver of the stolen vehicle continued west on Palmetto Street, lost control and overturned under the train trestle west of Church Street, according to the news release.

Smith and Gegor were taken to the hospital with injuries from the wreck.

Both suspects were later transported to the Florence County Detention Center.

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