Former state trooper charged with reckless homicide, driving 80 MPH in a 40 MPH zone
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- A former state trooper was arrested Wednesday and charged with reckless homicide after he collided with a vehicle killing one woman.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department arrested 28-year-old Brandon Norton and charged with him with reckless homicide.
The Sheriff stated that just before 6 p.m. on July 13, Norton was traveling 80 MPH in a 40 MPH zone at Heyward Brockington and Monticello Roads.
Norton reportedly disregarded a stop sign when he collided with a minivan while in his patrol car.
The 77-year-old driver was transported to Palmetto Health Richland and was released three days later. However, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts confirmed that the 81-year-old passenger Rigba Wolfe died thirty-seven days later as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Norton was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and received a $50,000 PR bond.