Dash cam details Horry Co. Sheriff deputy's account of fatal wreck

    SCHP: Horry County Sheriff's Office Deputy's car involved in deadly wreck on Highway 31 (WPDE)

    Dash cam video from a fatal wreck involving an Horry County Sheriff's deputy and a pedestrian was released Friday by the South Carolina Dept. of Public Safety.

    In October, an Horry County Sheriff's Office patrol SUV struck a pedestrian in the roadway while traveling North on Highway 31, South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said.

    Marcus Williamson, 35, of Conway, died on scene from multiple traumatic injuries, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

    Deputy First Class Greg Maggart was identified as the deputy who was driving the SUV.

    In the dash cam video, Maggart explains to the deputy what happened.

    He explains that he was heading home from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, and when he got onto Highway 31, he hit a person.

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    "I was coming up here and got over to this lane. And down there a ways, there was a car on the side of road. So I looked over... It was pouring down rain. I looked over to that car, and I didn’t see anybody, and looked up and was driving and then just boom," he said to the SCHP trooper. "I mean it was like a bomb went off and the hood did that. I let off the gas and coasted to here and then called it in on the radio that I hit something. I never saw anything-- anybody-- nothing."

    Maggart was placed on administrative duty during the investigation.

    The SCDPS Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) investigated the wreck and found that Williamson was illegally in the road when he was hit.

    It also states that Maggart was driving between 61 and 75 miles per hour at the time of the wreck.

    Brooke Holden, spokesperson for the HCSO, said after receiving findings from the SCHP and seeing no wrongdoing, DFC Maggart has been released to normal duties.

    No charges have been filed.

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