FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Dash camera video from a South Carolina State Trooper’s car showed exactly what happened the day a man led police on a wrong-way pursuit in Florence.
In the video, 48-year-old Donnie Knight wove in and out of traffic after he carjacked a blue truck from a man and led police on a high-speed chase, officials report.
“We’re trying to find him,” an officer can be heard saying as they searched for Knight. “We don’t know where he went.”
The blue truck sped past officers before it got on I-95. Knight swerved off of the highway at one point and into the grassy median, which is when he turned around and began driving southbound in the northbound lane. Knight barely misses a head-on crash with a tractor trailer during the chase.
The pursuit ended in a fiery car crash involving a Florence County deputy. According to the incident report, the officer swerved into trees to avoid hitting another car, which then caused a head-on collision with that car.
Knight was charged with carjacking, failure to stop for a blue light, and larceny.