Highway Patrol Investigating Wreck Involving Deputy

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that involved a Lexington County Sheriff's deputy Thursday night.

The collision occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on U.S. 321 at an intersection with Mack Street in the town of Gaston.

The Sheriff's Departments says the deputy was driving a marked Chevrolet Tahoe patrol vehicle with his blue lights and siren activated when the collision occurred.

Lexington County Sheriff A. Lewis McCarty says that the woman who was riding as a passenger in the motor vehicle that collided with the deputy's marked patrol vehicle was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

The deputy was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Officials say the woman and deputy did not suffer serious injuries.

The Sheriff's Department says the deputy was responding to call concerning a person threatening to harm himself.

McCarty says the incident highlights the importance of motorists being aware of law enforcement vehicles that are responding to calls for service in an emergency mode.


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