Officer Injured in Fatal Collision Out of Hospital

Bishopville, SC (WLTX) - The Bishopville police officer injured in car collision Friday has been released from the hospital.

Corporal Roniea Conyers, 35, is now home, Bishopville Police Chief Calvin Collins said Sunday.

State troopers say just before 11 p.m. Friday, Conyer's patrol vehicle and another car collided on U.S. 15 in Sumter County near the Lee County line. Previous Coverage:Man Killed, Police Officer Hurt in Car Wreck

The driver of the other vehicle, 25-year-old Vincent Jackson, died in the collision. Conyers was taken to Tuomey Regional for treatment.

"I would like to extend my condolences to the Jackson family concerning this tragic event," ChiefCollins said Sunday at a news conference.

Bishopville police confirm Conyers, who's been with the department for five years,was responding to a call and had her lights but no sirens on.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances leading up to the collision. Collins says his department is also conducting an internal review of the situation; however, because it is, they could not offer any other details on the type of call Conyers was responding to.

Conyers is on paid administrative leave while the review takes place, which Collins says is standard procedure in these cases.


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