Deadly wreck involving deputy reported in Marion County
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:45:00 GMT —
6/19 Update: The dash camera inside the Marion County Sheriff deputy's patrol car that struck and killed a man on a moped wasn't working at the time of the accident, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
We will continue to follow this crash and keep you updated as soon as more information is available to us.
The Florence County Sheriff's Office is investigating a wreck involving a Marion County sheriff's deputy that killed a man on a moped Wednesday morning.
The deputy involved in the wreck, whose name has not been released, has worked for the Marion County Sheriff's Office for about one year, according to the office.
A deputy on scene said the deputy involved had his lights and siren on as he responded as back up to a Highway Patrol officer on a call involving a wanted suspect.
It appears Kenneth Killingsworth, 68, died of massive head and body trauma, according to Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson.
The wreck happened on Highway 76, just after 11:30 Wednesday morning.
Captain Michael Nunn, with the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said they are in the preliminary stages of the investigation and are still gathering facts to determine what happened.
Nunn said they'll try to determine how fast the deputy was driving when the wreck happened.
We are waiting to learn the deputy's status with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Killingsworth's body is being sent to the Medical University of South Carolina for an autopsy to confirm cause of death.
We will continue to follow this accident and keep you updated as soon as more information is available to us.