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(WSPA) - The S.C. Highway Patrol says troopers will be cracking down on seat belt violations and speeders in an effort to save lives. ”If you're in the habit of not wearing your seat ... More than 2,000 people have died in South Carolina traffic accidents in the last two years. So far this year, 18 people have ...
A second teen has been charged with murder in the York County shooting death of a Lancaster man. Robert Evans Outen, 19, of Rock Hill, roommate of the first teen arrested, was charged Thursday with murder and possession of a weapon in a violent crime. Police had been looking for a second suspect in ...

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol the victim was a pedestrian hit while walking in the roadway on Interstate 26. The incident happened about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, when a sedan traveling westbound hit the person in the road, SCHP says. Dorchester County's Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Jeffrey A. Jones, ...
Troopers are working a collision that happened during a pursuit involving a Richland County patrol car and a stolen vehicle. The collision happened around 8 a.m. Thursday on Garners Ferry Road near Veterans Parkway, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The crash involved a Richland County Sheriff's ...
Family members said an Upstate man is recovering in the ICU following a hit and run crash Wednesday morning. Troopers said the incident happened around 1:20 a.m. along SC 9. According to SC Highway Patrol, a 48-year-old man on a moped and an unknown driver were both traveling south along SC ...
Courtney Dennis of the Irmo Police Department said police do not have anyone in custody. It's unclear who was driving the car, and police are working with the S.C. Highway Patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team to determine who was behind the wheel, Dennis said. None of the occupants ...

Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident occurred near mile marker 171, which is in proximity to the Highway 15 exit to Holly Hill and St. George. A 2012 Chrysler was traveling westbound when the driver “struck the pedestrian in the roadway,” Jones said. The South Carolina ...
Multiple crashes on Interstate 77 northbound in York County Wednesday morning caused traffic delays, police said. Four crashes were reported between 7 and 8 a.m. on I-77 northbound between Rock Hill and the North Carolina state line, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol Web site. A Rock Hill incident ...
Highway Patrol officials also said this crash led to five more accidents near that exit as well. None of those involved had non-life-threatening injuries. It's not clear why fatalities remain high on South Carolina highways, but critics say improving the roads may help bring the number down even more.
Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol were investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 85 Monday afternoon. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on the northbound side of the interstate near mile marker 54 (Pelham Road). One or more lanes were blocked on I-85 in the area according to the ...
A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday evening in York County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was thrown from the 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle after a 17-year-old Clover girl tried to make a left turn while driving on Sharon Road near Sharon, said ...
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Beech Island man is dead after a crash Friday night. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Kyrenie Boyd, 28, lost control of his 2011 Chevrolet pick-up truck on Hwy 278 near Church Street at around 11:15 p.m. The car overturned and he was ejected.
One person was killed after a head on collision in Loris Saturday night, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. near 850 Highway 701 North in Loris. 51-year-old Tonie Lee Smith died at the scene from injuries and trauma from the crash, according to Horry County Deputy ...
SHARON, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A motorcyclist has died in York County following a fatal crash late Friday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The crash occurred around 5:30 pm on Sharon Rd. near Sutton Springs Rd., near the town of Sharon, SC, which is in western York County.
LAURENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - One person is dead after a crash on Highway 76 in Laurens County. The crash happened around 5:00 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Humbert Road in the Princeton area. South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of an SUV was traveling west on U.S. 76, when ...
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - South Carolina Highway Patrol and State Transport Police responded to a crash with injuries on Interstate 26 in Spartanburg County. According to highway patrol, the crash happened on I-26 near mile marker 35 eastbound, just before the Walnut Grove/Woodruff ...
The Aiken County Coroner's Office and S.C. Highway Patrol are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Beech Island man. Facebook · Twitter · Email ... He is a New Jersey native and received his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. Follow him on Twitter: @ ...

... striking the school bus as it traveled, South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said. There were four special needs students from Sara Collins Elementary School and Washington Center on board, along with the driver and an aide, according to the Greenville County Schools Transportation Department.
Dashcam shows collision between semi and school bus in S.C. ... The tractor-trailer was driving north on Fairview Road when it ran off the right side of the road, hit a power pole, continued driving and crossed the center line, striking the school bus as it traveled, South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said.
Around 10:35 p.m. on Woodtrail Drive, a person driving a Ford Ranger truck ran off the right side of the road, losing control and overturning the vehicle, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, died as a result of the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.
A school bus carrying six Southside High School students was struck by a falling tree Wednesday afternoon at Old Grove Road and Gray Fox Trail in Piedmont. Five of the students on board were transported to the hospital for minor injuries and their parents were notified. The bus driver was not injured in ...
Elgin, S.C. (WACH) --A shooting near Brazell Road in Columbia has left one victim dead, another in the hospital. The Richland County Sheriff's Department responded to a shots fired call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Deputies arrived to the scene, which was a home with an “electrical” business ...
Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the ambulance, driven by a 42-year-old Rock Hill man, was traveling east on S.C. 97 and the private vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Malibu, was traveling west. The crash happened on S.C. 97 between Chester and Great Falls near the bridge over a creek.
John D. Vespaziani, 58, was the only occupant of the car, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with S.C. Highway Patrol. Officials said he was okay and was able to get out of the truck and walk around. Vespaziani has since been charged with DUI, Collins said. The Rains Fire Department, Marion Rescue and Marion County ...
Two crashes were reported in the Hardeeville area Wednesday afternoon near the South Carolina-Georgia state line, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The two, two-vehicle Speedway Boulevard or U.S. 17 crashes happened at about 3:45 p.m. and 4:20 p.m., Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said ...
... Coroner Gary Watts. An autopsy indicated the Columbia resident's cause of death was because of positional asphyxiation, Watts said. The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-26 at the 100 mile marker, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been arrested in a weekend hit-and-run wreck that killed a woman. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller told local reporters that 45-year-old Andrew Grant Whetstone II of Greer has been charged with leaving the scene of a wreck with ...
However, some families who have lost loved ones to drunk driving in South Carolina say state law fails to prevent DUI deaths, and can save lives by strengthening what's on the books on ignition interlock devices. Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants a bill to pass to require everyone convicted of DUI have ...
SUMTER, S.C. (WACH)-- The Sumter County Sheriff's Department is assisting the South Carolina Highway Patrol in solving three fatal hit-and-run incidents. Between September 2015 and February 2018 there have been a number of fatal hit-and-run incidents, three of which have gone unsolved in the Rembert area of ...
The Post and Courier - Charleston, SC · Georgetown Times - Georgetown, SC · South Strand News - Pawleys Island & Murrells Inlet, SC · The Gazette - Goose Creek, SC · The News - Kingstree, SC · The Berkeley Independent - Moncks Corner, SC · Moultrie News - Mount Pleasant, SC · The Star - North ...
A police chase that started on I-26 in North Charleston ended with a male suspect taken into custody on Ashley River Road in West Ashley. The North Charleston Police Department released updated information at 10:30 p.m. Thursday night detailing the incident. Shortly after 7 p.m., officers attempted a traffic stop on a ...
SPARTANBURG Co., SC (WSPA) - Authorities sideswiped a school bus with students aboard and kept going. Three students were on the bus at the time. The students, driver and aide were not hurt in the accident, said Trooper Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol. It happened around 7:35 a.m. Friday on ...
The 7:55 a.m. crash happened on SC 41 about five miles south of Andrews when a Nissan sedan that was north-bound on the road crossed the center line and ran into a south-bound Freightliner commercial vehicle, said Cpl. Sonny Collins, South Carolina Highway Patrol. Deputy Williamsburg County ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Orangeburg County Friday morning. According to Lance Cpl. David Jones, at approximately 5:25 a.m. a GMC Yukon was traveling westbound on Highway 178 when the SUV crossed the center line and ...
A head-on collision Thursday night claimed the life of a 71-year-old Bowman man. Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle said John W. Scott “died of massive blunt force injuries due to head-on motor vehicle collision.” Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident ...
A head-on collision Thursday night claimed the life of a 71-year-old Bowman man. Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle said John W. Scott “died of massive blunt force injuries due to head-on motor vehicle collision.” Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident ...
The accident, involving a car and a tractor trailer, happened on County Line Road (Highway 41) south of Andrews just after 8 a.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The Georgetown County Coroner's Office was called to the scene, but the accident was determined to be in Williamsburg County, ...
A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper filed a lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Public Safety citing discrimination, negligence and retaliation, according to a lawsuit. Tracey L. Phillips started working as a trooper in 2008 and was stationed in Horry County, which is known as Troop 5. He says in the lawsuit ...
A 57-year-old man died Monday afternoon when someone ran into his truck near Holly Hill, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. James Lamar “Slim” ... As of March 11, 145 people have died on South Carolina's highways, compared to 193 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017. Of the 106 ...
A South Carolina Highway Patrolman says he faced harassment, discrimination and was denied promotions while working for the Horry County troop, and now he's filed a lawsuit against the law enforcement agency. In response, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety argues that an investigation ...
A collision has closed a Midlands stretch of a major South Carolina highway for more than an hour Monday night. Just before 9:30 p.m., a collision occurred on I-26, near Exit 104, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. That is the Piney Grove Road exit, which feeds traffic to both ...
LAKE CITY, S.C. – Merril McKnight of Lake City was charged Sunday night after crashing his vehicle into the Dancin on Main building on West Main Street in ... Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said McKnight drove through the dance studio's parking lot and into the building shortly ...
The collision occurred at 3:41 p.m. as a 1986 Chevrolet truck was traveling north on S.C. Highway 453. A 2014 Chevrolet sedan that was traveling on Boyer Road attempted to cross S.C. Highway 453 and struck the truck on the front driver's side, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The driver of the truck, ...
One person is dead following a Monday collision on a Midlands stretch of a South Carolina Highway. The incident occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. on S.C. Highway-453, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones. The driver of a 1986 Chevrolet truck heading north on Hwy-453 was ...
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Crews were called out to an accident with injuries on I-20 eastbound near Edgefield Highway in Aiken County. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol the accident happened before 5:00 am. Our crew on the scene says at least two cars are involved.
Three crashes – all involving the same car – shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 Sunday morning while crews cleaned up the collisions and a fuel spill. As of 10 a.m., one of the eastbound lanes of I-20 is open, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The crash that set ...
On Friday, Christopher Taylor and Kristina Sluss were charged with the murders of three people in South Carolina. ... Sgt. B.E. Pulliam of the N.C. Highway Patrol told the newspaper that said Rowe said he was on his way from Fayetteville to Washington, D.C., when he lost fuel pressure and had to make an ...
The Nissan struck the Mazda on the passenger side, killing the Mazda's passenger, according to SC Highway Patrol. The Nissan driver and passenger, along with the Mazda driver, were transported to Richland Memorial for injuries sustained in the crash. Garners Ferry Road was closed for an extended ...
The Nissan struck the Mazda on the passenger side, killing the Mazda's passenger, according to SC Highway Patrol. The Nissan driver and passenger, along with the Mazda driver, were transported to Richland Memorial for injuries sustained in the crash. Garners Ferry Road was closed for an extended ...
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – Two people were sent to the hospital after a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 20 early Sunday morning. According to Ln. Cpl. Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 4:50 a.m. on I-20 at mile marker 66 between Broad River Rd. and Monticello Rd.


 

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