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SC sheriff’s deputy, 1 other killed in crash

January 7, 2021 GMT

MARION, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy and another person were killed in a collision late Wednesday, authorities said.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Johnathan David Price, 29, was killed while in the line of duty, WBTV-TV reported.

Price and a driver in another car collided at about 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The driver of the other car also was killed. The identity of the other driver has not been released.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Price joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in December after serving with the Dillon Police Department. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

In December, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office lost another deputy, PFC Michael Shawn Latu, who also died in a vehicle collision.