Man fleeing police charged after woman dies in accident

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged a Charleston man after authorities say he tried to elude police, crashed and a woman passenger was killed.

Patrol Lance Cpl. Matthew Southern tells local news outlets that 27-year-old Jacquan Terrinado Spann is charged with offenses including felony driving under the influence and failure to stop for police.

Authorities say Spann was pulled over for speeding Sunday night and then drove off.

During the chase, his car crashed and 25-year-old Megan Calhoun of Goose Creek was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

Spann was charged Tuesday after he was released from the hospital. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.