Police cruiser lights at the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Charleston, SC

Date of Incident: March 25th, 2023

South Carolina Reporting Authority: South Carolina Highway Patrol

Type of Accident: Car accident

Location of Accident: Highway 321 near Secession Road near Estill, South Carolina

Injuries: Undisclosed hospitalization

Description of Accident: A 41-year-old drunk driver hit a Hampton County Sheriff’s vehicle during a routine traffic stop on Highway 321 near Secession Road near the town of Estill. The collision injured the deputy and an 8-year-old child in the driver’s vehicle. The deputy and the child were airlifted to the hospital. The driver was charged with DUI, driving under suspension, and child endangerment.

Local media Coverage: ABC 15 WPDE