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Two killed in crash involving Charleston County deputy’s vehicle

Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 9:39 AM EST
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office vehicle Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened in the area of Highway 17 North near Beehive Road at approximately 12:24 p.m., Master Trooper David Jones said.

Jones said the deputy’s Dodge Charger was traveling north on Highway 17 when it struck a Hyundai that was attempting to turn left from Bee Hive Road to go south on Highway 17.

The driver and front seat passenger of the Hyundai died.

Capt. Roger Antonio said EMS took the deputy to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The deputy was responding to a call reporting a physical assault when the collision happened, he said.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the names of the victims in the crash.

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