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Chase ends in crash leaving deputies injured

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Deputy cruisers involved in crash (John Gaddy/WCIV) Deputy cruisers involved in crash (John Gaddy/WCIV)
Scene of chase and crash (John Gaddy/WCIV) Scene of chase and crash (John Gaddy/WCIV)
Two deputies hospitalized following crash (John Gaddy/WCIV) Two deputies hospitalized following crash (John Gaddy/WCIV)
Booking photo of Tewonna Sallie from February (provided) Booking photo of Tewonna Sallie from February (provided)

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- Two Charleston County sheriff's deputies were injured Wednesday night in a chase that ended in a crash.

The crash scene was littered with 15 to 20 law enforcement vehicles in the area of Red Bank Road in Goose Creek around 8 p.m.

James Brady of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said deputies were told by Charleston police just after 6 p.m. to be on the lookout for a red Dodge Charger that did not stop for police on Savannah Highway.

Shortly after that a deputy saw the car on Interstate 526 near Leeds Avenue.

That deputy tried to stop the car near International Boulevard, but the car didn't stop, according to the news release.

According to police reports, the suspect drove at speeds "up to and over 100 mph" on I-26 before she exited onto Hwy 52 towards Goose Creek.

Reporting deputies say they followed the car "on Liberty Hall Road, observing the vehicle cross over the center line into on-coming traffic at speeds up to 75 mph." The reports says the chase continued onto Red Bank Road at speeds up to 70 mph.

"The driver drove around the back of a building at the corner of Red Bank Road and Cranford Road and, upon entering back onto the roadway, struck two deputies' marked cruisers," Brady said.

Tewonna Sallie, 28, was taken to a hospital for minor injuries and is charged with failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension fourth offense and having an expired license plate.

Both deputies were also taken to the hospital "for observation of minor injuries," Brady said.

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office says the two deputies involved in the crash are okay, but one of them may be out of work for about a week.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.

Stay with ABC News 4 for continuing updates on this developing story.

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