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UPDATE: Vehicle occupant found hours later at scene of overnight car chase

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BEECH ISLAND, SC (WFXG) -

We're learning new information about an overnight car chase that ended with a crash in Aiken County that sent multiple vehicle occupants to the hospital.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators tell us that the incident started just after midnight to the 1800 block of Wylds Road when deputies responded to the area in reference to gunshots in the area. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies were able to gather a description of the suspect's vehicle leaving the area.

Deputies then located that vehicle in the parking lot of Checkers, on the 3400 block of Wrightsboro Road. When deputies approached the vehicle, the driver took off, leading deputies on a chase into Aiken County.

The vehicle then crashed into a tree on Atomic Road on Edward's Loop in Beech Island. The front passenger of the vehicle escaped from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Shane Baughman, Jr, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Baughman was then jailed on charges of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving, Driving while License Suspended and an outstanding Superior Court Bench Warrant.

A handgun was also found inside the vehicle. Two other passengers were found in the back seat of the vehicle; Heather Diane Coney of Aiken, as well as an unidentified male juvenile.

Original Story:

FOX54 is on the scene of an overnight car chase that ended with a crash on a dirt road in Beech Island.

Troopers on the scene tells us that one of the vehicle occupants who was involved in the car chase was just taken by ambulance to a local hospital from the scene of the crash.

Three other men were in the vehicle, and were taken to the hospital overnight. It's unclear why this victim was still on the scene.

The car chase started initially in Richmond County and ended in Aiken County.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. We're told that the Richmond County Sheriff's Office will also be involved in part of the investigation.

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