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Woman Killed in Wreck Involving South Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Vehicle


December 03, 2018

JAMES ISLAND, SC. – A woman was killed in a tragic vehicle wreck with a South Carolina sheriff’s deputy, according to an online news report from wjcl.com.*

The crash occurred on James Island in South Carolina. A Charleston County Sheriff’s deputy was responding to a call for help from another officer and was traveling in an unmarked car, when the deputy struck a woman’s vehicle. The woman died at the scene. She has not been identified.

The deputy and a state constable in the sheriff’s vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. They have not been identified, and their current medical conditions are not known. 

Charleston County Sheriff’s Capt. Roger Antonio said the call for help was from another deputy involved in a foot chase. The responding deputy turned out in front of the woman’s car, Antonio said. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating, and no additional information has been released. 

According to a report by CNN, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund analyzed data during a five-year period (between 2010 and 2014) and found that 272 of 684 law enforcement officer deaths during that time were related to traffic accidents. The Fund’s report indicated that more than half of traffic-related officer fatalities occurred while an officer was responding to an “Officer Needs Assistance” call. Nearly 58 percent of those crashes involved just the vehicle of the officer. 

The Fund urged law enforcement agencies to strengthen communication and train their officers to slow down when responding to calls, wear seatbelts, and wear body armor to prevent fatalities on the job.  

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Sources:

https://www.wjcl.com/article/woman-dies-in-the-lowcountry-when-car-is-hit-by-south-carolina-deputys-car/25228492

https://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/politics/police-traffic-deaths-national-law-enforcement-officers-memorial-fund/index.html

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