Man killed when truck crashes into trailer
A man inside a construction trailer beside a North Charleston road was killed Wednesday when a pickup truck left the road and crashed into it, authorities said.
The man was identified as Keith Allen Kelso, 53, of Denver, N.C.
The accident happened about 3:20 p.m. on Hunter’s Ridge Road, near Ashley Phosphate Road, Highway Patrol Cpl. Bob Beres said.
Beres said the truck, driven by Gerald Dantzler, 69, of Hanahan, was on Hunter’s Ridge Road when the truck veered left of center, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck the enclosed construction trailer. The trailer was off of the roadway, Beres said.
Dantzler was not hurt, he said.
The accident is under investigation.
2-year-old girl drowns in Ladson-area pond
A 2-year-old girl died Friday after being pulled from a Ladson-area pond, authorities said Wednesday.
Sia Jarvis of the Summerville Parks subdivision was pronounced dead in the emergency room at Trident Medical Center, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay said.
The drowning site is in the Summerville town limits and Charleston County.
At 6 p.m. Friday, a caller told a 911 operator that a child had fallen into a pond in the Breckinridge Drive area. A neighbor pulled the girl from the pond and performed CPR until Summerville firefighters arrived, according to a Summerville police report.
The report said the toddler had been missing for a time and that a search by her mother and the neighbor found the girl floating in shallow water.
The report said investigators photographed the pond area and were gathering information regarding the period the child was missing.
Highway Patrol names Filyaw Troop 6 captain
The S.C. Highway Patrol has named James C. Filyaw captain of Troop Six, which includes Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Jasper, Colleton and Beaufort counties.
Filyaw has been with the patrol for 29 years. He is filling a position left vacant when former Capt. Chris Williamson was promoted to lieutenant colonel and transferred to patrol headquarters in Blythewood this year, patrol spokesman Cpl. Bob Beres said.
A native of Lake City, Filyaw joined the patrol in 1983, in Barnwell County. Through the years, he has primarily worked in Barnwell, Aiken and Orangeburg counties, Beres said.
“Captain Filyaw is a career trooper who understands how to use proactive enforcement to reduce collisions and fatalities,” the patrol’s Col. Mike Oliver said. “He is well-regarded by the troopers in the field and we are proud to have him command this heavily traveled area of our state.”
Filyaw and his wife, Susan, have one daughter, Jami. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys shooting sports.
He graduated from the Budget and Control Board’s Certified Public Managers School in May 2009.
WINGS to host showing of ‘Bully’
WINGS for kids will host a special screening of the documentary “Bully” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Terrace Theater.
“Bully,” which is unrated, is a feature documentary that shows the effects of bullying.
The screening will include brief remarks by Wings CEO Bridget Laird, and attendees will receive a complimentary anti-bullying kit. Tickets are discounted to $5 (regular $7). After the movie, the cupcake van will be on-site to wrap up the event with free cupcakes.
WINGS for kids teaches social and emotional learning techniques to hundreds of at-risk students in the Charleston area in an after-school setting. These skills can be applied to the discussion on bullying.
To learn more, visit www.wingsforkids.org or call 843-296-1667.