Search continues for possible bridge jumper

A second day of searching for a woman who may have jumped off the Ravenel Bridge turned up nothing, and the search continues.

Charleston Police Harbor Patrol, the Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources searched from dawn until dusk Sunday, and the Coast Guard also sent out an alert to boaters, according to Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis. Several agencies searched all day Saturday as well.

A S.C. Highway Patrol trooper found a black Honda Accord unoccupied and running on the bridge around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The car’s owner said his daughter should have been driving the car, according to Charleston police.

Police identified her as Elizabeth Ashley Ward, 23. She is described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing a multicolored beanie, a plaid shirt, a denim jacket and blue jeans.

Police are still asking that anyone with information about her call Charleston police at 577 7434.

Man dies when truck, dune buggy collide

A Bonneau man was killed Sunday when a dune buggy collided with an 18-wheeler.

The accident happened about 6 p.m. on U.S. Highway 17A about seven miles north of Moncks Corner, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.

Marcus Waldoch, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a passenger in the dune buggy and was wearing a seatbelt, Salisbury said. The driver of the dune buggy was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The truck driver was not hurt. The coroner’s office and the S.C. Highway Patrol are investigating.

Red Cross responds to three house fires

The American Red Cross was called out to help three families displaced by fires on Wadmalaw Island, Ladson and North Charleston Sunday.

The Wadmalaw Island fire was at 6217 Maybank Highway. The St. John’s Rural Fire Department responded and called the Red Cross to help the family. The blaze displaced four adults and an infant, according to the Red Cross, which helped replace items lost in the fire.

The Ladson fire was at 4449 Clovewood St. Two adults were forced out of the house. The Red provided the family with temporary lodging in a nearby inn and helped replace items that were lost in the fire.

The North Charleston fire broke out about 6:30 p.m. was in the 5500 block of Buskirk Street, according to Bianca Sancic with the fire department. A family of four was displaced and helped by the Red Cross. The fire caused moderate damage. Investigators determined it was caused by an electrical problem.

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N. Charleston dispute sends man to hospital

North Charleston police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex that sent a man to the hospital Saturday night.

Two men got into a fight at Ashley Shores, which is on Ashley Shores Drive near Azalea Drive. One man was shot and taken to Medical University Hospital, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor. Officials had not released the men’s names or any other information as of Sunday night.

Coroner: 2 guns used in deadly Irmo shootings

IRMO – Authorities said two guns were used in the deaths of a man and woman found shot to death in a home near Irmo.

On Saturday, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 44-year-old Tammy Parker was found in the upstairs office of her home. Also killed was 46-year-old Brian Capnerhurst of Batesburg-Leesville, who was found in an upstairs storage space near the office.

Parker’s husband also was in the home. Deputies have not released a motive for the shootings.

Staff and wire reports