Preliminary investigation shows Dillon police officer not at fault in deadly accident
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:48:01 GMT —
A South Carolina Highway Patrol Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) preliminary report shows City of Dillon police officer Jacob Richardson did not contribute to a deadly wreck Sunday at the intersection of Highway 9 and Harlees Bridge Road in Little Rock.
The report does show the driver of the other car, Jenni Hunt, as contributing to the collision.
Richardson was heading to the Stables nightclub to provide back up for a Dillon County Sheriff's Deputy on a fight call when Richardson collided with the 2011 Mitsubishi.
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 escaped the fire, but remains in serious condition at a Florence hospital and has undergone surgery for his injuries.
The MAIT team's investigation is not finished. We will update this story when a final report is released.