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Man killed, another arrested in Berkeley County high-speed chase, rollover crash

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One man is dead and another is facing criminal charges after a law enforcement chase that ended in a rollover crash late Saturday night in Berkeley County.

Latrrio K. Singleton, 37, of Cross, died Saturday when he was ejected from a car he was driving on S.C. Hwy. 45 near the Pineville community shortly before 11 p.m.

Authorities say Singleton had been driving nearly 120 mph immediately prior to the wreck while trying to evade a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy.

S.C. Highway Patrol says the wreck happened when Singleton attempted to pass a car, which turned left in front of the Ford Mustang Singleton was driving.

State troopers say Singleton's Mustang hit the other car, then rolled over multiple times. Both Singleton and a passenger with him in the car were ejected as the car rolled, state troopers say.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says the chase began after a deputy reportedly witnessed Singleton trying to stop Singleton commit a traffic violation on Matilda Circle.

Following the wreck, sheriff's office investigators say they found 12.26 gross grams of crack cocaine in a bag stuffed inside one of the air vents of the car Singleton had been driving. Deputies say several open beer cans were also inside the car and scattered among the wreckage.

Singleton's passenger, Tyrone K. Jones, suffered only minor injuries and was arrested after being taken to a local hospital for evaluation. He's being held in the Hill Finklea Detention Center, where he's facing a cocaine trafficking charge. A judge set set a surety bond of $50,000 for Jones Monday morning.

The driver of the car Singleton hit was not injured, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Singleton had been released from the Hill Finklea Detention Center less than a week prior to the wreck on April 8, BCSO Chief Deputy Mike Cochran confirms.

Singleton was arrested April 5 for disregarding a traffic signal, crack cocaine and marijuana possession, and resisting arrest. A judge had set his bond on the crack cocaine and resisting arrest charges at $5,000 each.

Online Berkeley County court records show multiple drug-related charges on Singleton's record dating back to 2005.

ABC News 4 has reached out to SLED for a complete criminal background check on Singleton.