BONNEAU, SC : Coroner identifies woman killed in crash involving vehicle in Berkeley County on Wednesday, 24th February 2021
Authorities have identified a woman who was killed in a crash involving a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office K-9 vehicle.
Coroner George M. Oliver said 73-year-old Julia Georgiadis died in the crash that happened in Bonneau on Tuesday.
Both the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office is investigating.
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.