Coroner identifies burglary suspect killed after high-speed chase ends in crash in Florence

Coroner identifies burglary suspect killed after high-speed chase ends in crash in Florence
One person was killed in Algiers near the Behrman area overnight on Oct. 1. (Source: NOPD)

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – The Florence County coroner has identified the man killed after a high-speed chase with police ended in a crash early Sunday morning in Florence.

According to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken, the burglary suspect fled from police on Second Loop Road and collided head-on with another vehicle near South Irby Street.

The suspect and victim has been identified as 20-year-old Keith Lamar, of Spartanburg, the coroner said.

According to officials, the vehicle the suspect was driving had been reported stolen.

The incident remains under investigation.

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