ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A person was killed following a crash with an an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Anderson County.

The sheriff’s office said the crash happened on Highway 28 Bypass around 3:20 p.m.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2003 Nissan sedan was entering SC28 from a private drive while the deputy was traveling east on SC28. The deputy hit the Nissan.

The deputy was responding to an armed robbery in Anderson when they were involved in the crash, the ACSO said.

The deputy was taken to an area hospital by EMS, according to the SCHP.

The Anderson Police Department said the driver of the Nissan was unconscious when officers arrived on scene and airlifted to the hospital.

SCHP said the driver of the Nissan has died.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Sarah Parson, 80, of Anderson. She died at an area hospital at 5:02 p.m.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office says she was the grandmother of a lieutenant from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and also a lieutenant from the Anderson Police Department.

Samantha West says she was working right by the crash when it happened.

She says it was one of the loudest noises she’s ever heard.

“So I was actually standing about right there when the cars hit. The sound actually scared me. It was really loud. I actually thought it was a gunshot until I saw the cars,” West said.

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The deputy is okay and will be checked on as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said. The SCHP and Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating this crash.