1 taken to hospital following deputy-involved crash near Williamston

Accidents & Traffic

WILLIAMSTON, S.C. (WSPA) – Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials said a driver was taken to an area hospital Monday night following a crash that involved a deputy.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials said the deputy was responding at about 7 p.m. for a report of a person armed with a knife when the crash happened on Midway Road near Cherokee Road near Williamson.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office officials said the deputy attempted to pass a vehicle, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. The deputy had his emergency lights and siren when the crash happened.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to an area hospital for their injuries. The deputy was not injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said, “the deputy was found to have contributed to the accident.”

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the crash.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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