Deputy injured in crash while responding to call in Berkeley County

Berkeley County News

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Emergency crews were called to the scene of a deputy-involved crash that happened on Old Highway 52 in Berkeley County just before 12:00 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said the deputy was responding to a possible shooting call off Oakley Road when the crash occurred.

The deputy was transported to Trident Medical Center with injuries, but the extent of those injures are currently unknown.

Sheriff Lewis said the deputy was trapped inside the vehicle for about 40 minutes and said crews from the Moncks Corner Fire Department and EMS had to extricate him.

The driver of the other vehicle, a white pick-up truck owned by the Berkeley County School District, was also transported to Trident with unknown injuries.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of the truck made a left turn into the path of the oncoming deputy vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation. BCSO says both the deputy and other driver were alert and conscious when they left the scene.

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