SCHP: Deputy charged in Anderson Co. crash

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Anderson County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed that a deputy was involved in a crash in Anderson Wednesday morning.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, the crash happened on Highway 81 South at around 10:50 a.m.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said a Ford Mustang was driving north on Highway 81 when it hit the deputy’s Ford Crown Victoria.

Both the driver and the trooper got out of their vehicles to check the damage. Neither were injured in that crash.

A Jeep Cherokee a short time later hit the deputy’s Crown Victoria, then ran off the road and overturned.

The deputy and the driver of the Ford Mustang were hit by either the Jeep or one of their vehicles.

Both the deputy and the driver of the Ford Mustang were taken to AnMed for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Foster said the deputy was treated at the hospital and was in the process of being released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was flown to an area hospital for treatment.

Hovis said the deputy was charged with failure to yield in regards to the initial crash involving the Ford Mustang.

Charges are pending in the second crash involving the Jeep Cherokee, as the MAIT team investigates.

All lanes of Highway 81 South, which is near West Point Drive, was blocked to traffic after the crash.

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