BONNEAU, SC : 1 dead, 2 injured in crash involving Berkeley County on Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed one of its K9 units has been involved in a fatal crash.
The crash happened shortly after 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of Main Street in Bonneau, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said.
The crash involved a deputy’s K9 vehicle which caught on fire.
Officials with the Highway Patrol reported that the crash happened at 10:02 a.m. on U.S. 52 and Shelly Street and involved a 2019 Chevy Tahoe, identified as the deputy’s vehicle, and a 1984 Toyota pick up truck.
Trooper Tyler Tidwell said the deputy’s vehicle was traveling west with its emergency equipment activated. According to Tidwell, the Toyota pick up truck was attempting to make a left turn from Shelly Street onto U.S. 52 when the collision occurred.
Tidwell said the driver of the Toyota died while the passenger was transported to Trident Medical Center. The deputy was also taken to Trident, and his K-9 was taken to an emergency veterinarian.
According to Highway Patrol, all those involved were wearing their seatbelts.