UPDATE (9:23 p.m.) – A Greenville County street has reopened following a deputy-involved crash Monday night, according to SCHP.
At noon, a deputy was involved in a crash with a van on Augusta Road. The van was attempting to turn left from Valley Brook Road onto Augusta Road, troopers said.
According to Highway Patrol, the van caught fire following the crash and the driver was flown to the Augusta burn center. The deputy was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A deputy was involved in a crash Monday afternoon in Greenville County causing detours.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened at noon at Augusta Road, Highway 25, and Valley Brook Road.
The crash was between a Greenville County deputy and a van, SCHP said.
The deputy was traveling south on Augusta Road in a Ford F-150 deputy vehicle while van driver was attempting to turn onto Augusta Road from Valley Brook Road, troopers said.
The state’s highway patrol said the deputy hit the van on the left side and the van caught fire. The van driver was flown to Augusta Burn Center from the crash site. The deputy was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The deputy was responding to a call when they crashed, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
The detour for this crash is expected to last several hours, according to troopers. The following is the detour route:
If you are traveling north on Hwy. 25, you would need to turn right on West Georgia Road, left on Reedy Fork Road, left on Blakely Avenue then right to get back on Hwy. 25.
If you are traveling south on Hwy. 25, you would need to turn right on Blakely Avenue, right on Reedy Fork Road, left on West Georgia Road then left to get back on Hwy. 25.
Highway Patrol and the Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team are investigating this crash.