Greenville, SC - Officers Respond To A Crash - Suspect Jumps Into Greenville City Marked Patrol Car - Pursuit - Crash Into Wall - Suspect Dead At Scene

March 26, 2015

Greenville police said a man died after a stolen marked patrol car crashed into a brick wall on Thursday evening.

Officer Jonathan Bragg said an officer was responding to a crash near Cleveland Street and Pleasantburg Drive when a person involved in the incident jumped into his patrol car and took off.

The car was spotted a short time later on Parkins Mill Road and police said they initiated a pursuit. Police said the vehicle then crashed into a brick wall on Verdae Boulevard.

Coroner Parks Evans confirmed the driver died on the scene.

Evans identified the driver as 29-year-old Robert Timothy McAlister of Greenville. McAlister was not seat belted at the time of the crash.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday to determine cause and manner of death.