HEMINGWAY, SC (WCSC/AP) - South Carolina has honored a state trooper who died trying to stop cars from racing on a public road in Williamsburg County in 1956.
Douglas Road off state Highway 261 near Hemingway was named the "SCHP Patrolman Arnold Reo 'Buck' Carter Memorial Highway" on Friday.
Carter was on duty in Williamsburg County on June 18, 1956 investigating reports of vehicles racing on a public road. Carter was standing off the highway when he was struck and killed by one of the racing vehicles. The 27-year-old Chester native died a short time later.
He had been a trooper for about two years at the time of his death, having joined the Highway Patrol in March, 1954, according to Highway Patrol officials.
State lawmakers approved the memorial last year.
Lois Carter Hughes, Carter's daughter, attended the ceremony with her daughter and son.