Gov. Nikki Haley in NC Car Wreck Back in June

7:59 PM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - We're learning new information about a car wreck involving Governor Nikki Haley out of state.

That collision happened on June 27th near Greensboro, North Carolina.

The State Law Enforcement Division confirmed one of their vehicles was transporting the governor to an event for North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory at the time. Her campaign manager, Tim Pearson, and an aide, Marisa Crawford, were also passengers in the vehicle.

According to an incident report filed by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the car ran off the road and hit a pole. The report also says that after the wreck, North Carolina Highway Patrol investigators did not perform an alcohol test on that driver. 

SLED released this statement:

"A state security vehicle carrying S.C. Governor Nikki Haley and two aides, Tim Pearson and Marisa Crawford, was involved in a minor traffic incident on June 27 in Greensboro, NC while attending a widely reported event for NC Governor Pat McCrory. The vehicle struck a small concrete post. No other vehicles were involved. No injuries were reported and a report form was taken by the NC Highway Patrol."

Governor Haley's office would not answer questions from News19 about the accident, instead referring us to SLED.

SLED Chief Mark Keel told the Associated Press Tuesday that SLED didn't think about telling the media about the wreck because it involved only the governor's vehicle and no one was hurt. Keel says the wreck did $4,300 damage to the state-owned SUV.

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