Sheriff says deputy followed procedure in fatal Rapid City chase

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The Pennington County sheriff says one of his deputies was following procedure when he chased a vehicle that ultimately caused a fatal crash.
     Thirty-six-year-old Jimmy Pilcher, of Kyle, has a history of reckless driving and was being pursued by a deputy Friday night when his car ran a red light and was hit by another vehicle. 
     That driver's in critical condition and his passenger, 40-year-old Tamera Hunter, of Kyle, was killed.
     Police say several others were injured and Pilcher is in critical condition.
     Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom says deputies began pursuing Pilcher after a caller reported he was trying to run someone off the road.
     Thom defended the pursuit after reviewing dashboard camera footage, saying the agency followed policy.
 AP-WF-10-16-13 1832GMT

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