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      Dillon officer hurt in fatal wreck recovering in Atlanta

      Jacob Richardson getting a surprise visit from The Outdoor Channel's Michael Waddell at a hospital in Florence

      Dillon police officer Jacob Richardson is now at the Shepherd's Center in Atlanta recovering from injuries he suffered while responding to a call on July 6, according to officials with the Dillon Police Department.

      Officials said Richardson was moved from a Florence hospital to the Atlanta facility last Thursday.

      They added he still has a long recovery ahead of him.

      Richardson was heading to the Stables nightclub to provide back up for a Dillon County Sheriff's Deputy on a fight call there when Richardson collided with a 2011 Mitsubishi at the intersection of Highway 9 and Harlees Bridge Road in Little Rock.

      Bobbi Lynn Britt, 29, of Pembroke was a passenger in that car and died from injuries suffered in the accident, according to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley.

      Richardson's car burst into flames.

      He was able to escape the fire, but was seriously injured and has undergone surgery for his injuries.

      A South Carolina Highway Patrol Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) preliminary report shows Richardson didn't contribute to the deadly wreck.

      The report lists the driver of the other car, Jenni Hunt, as contributing to the collision.

      The MAIT team's investigation isn't finished and we will continue to update this story as new information becomes available, including when the MAIT final report is released.