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Berkeley County crash leaves civilian dead, deputy transported to hospital

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BONNEAU — A Berkeley County sheriff's deputy was transported to the hospital following a crash that left another person dead. 

Just after 10 a.m. on Feb. 23, the deputy, driving a 2019 Chevy Tahoe, traveled west on U.S. 52, on his way to assist St. Stephens police. His emergency equipment was activated, said Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

A 1984 Toyota pick-up truck with two occupants was trying to turn left from Shelly Street onto U.S. 52 when the vehicles collided, Tidwell said.

The driver of the Toyota died, Tidwell said. Neither that individual nor any other people involved have been publicly identified.

All of the people in the collision were wearing seatbelts, Tidwell added.

The Berkeley County deputy, part of the department's K-9 unit, had non-life-threatening injuries. His police dog was taken to a veterinary hospital with minor injuries.

Further information about the crash was not immediately available. 

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

A Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy has been hospitalized following a crash with at least one other vehicle in the 1300 block of Main Street in Bonneau. 

Reach Gregory Yee at 843-323-9175. Follow him on Twitter @GregoryYYee.

Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Fleming Smith covers crime and public safety for the Charleston area. A native Georgian, she previously covered breaking news and features for The Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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