Driver killed in wreck with sheriff's deputy

Published: Mar. 5, 2016 at 1:44 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 15, 2016 at 12:46 PM EDT
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ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - A man was killed after he pulled out in front of a marked Orangeburg Sheriff's Department cruiser Friday.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of the 1988 Dodge pickup pull onto Highway 301 in Orangeburg County, failing to yield right of way to the cruiser, which was traveling southbound at approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Highway Patrol reports that the driver of the pickup was killed after being ejected from his vehicle in the crash, and the deputy, whose vehicle airbags successfully deployed, was taken to an area hospital to be checked out for injuries suffered in the crash.

The Sheriff's Department says the deputy suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The deputy's name has not been released.

The driver of the pickup was not wearing his seat belt, according to Highway Patrol.

The driver's identity is being held until the county coroner contacts next-of-kin.

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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