Parents want changes to North Augusta chase policy

By: Melissa Tune Email
By: Melissa Tune Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, July 2, 2007

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC---A police chase through North Augusta leaves a teenager dead. Now some people want to know why officers didn’t call off the chase that ended with a deadly crash.

Carla Coon is a mother who wonders why police didn’t slow down. She says a child shouldn’t be killed over a chase.

That child is 17 year old Coby Plowden. He died Friday night when police say 22-year-old William Taylor led officers on a high speed chase before losing control of his car.

Coon's son almost got into the car with them. But Paul Coon didn't go along because he didn't know Taylor.

Carla Coon visited the crash scene Monday to read the messages left by friends of the teen killed in the crash.

“The kids panicked. I know they did,” says Carla Coon.

Coon wants the North Augusta Police Department to review their policy when it comes to high speed chases.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety says they are still investigating Friday’s crash and cannot comment on the chase at this time. They plan to talk more about what happened later this week.


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