Bishopville police officer involved in fatal car accident

A Bishopville City Police Officer was involved in a car accident on US 15 in Sumter County south of the Lee County Line just before 11 p.m. Friday, according to the City of Bishopville Police Department.

Corporal Roniea Conyers suffered injuries requiring her to be transported to Tuomey Medical Center.

The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sumter County Coroner's Office.

Corporal Conyers is on paid leave pending an investigation into the deadly accident.

The accident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol along with an internal inquiry also being conducted by the Bishopville Police Department.