Settlement reached in crash involving SC deputy

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A state judge has signed off on a settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit involving a man killed last year when a Richland County sheriff’s cruiser hit his sports utility vehicle.

The Item of Sumter reports (h Judge Benjamin Culbertson approved the $300,000 settlement this week.

About $193,000 will go to the estate of Philip Hawkins of Sumter County. The 67-year-old homebuilder died in the crash in June of last year. The rest goes to attorney fees.

Authorities determined the deputy who ran a red light near Shaw Air Force Base likely had a seizure. He was not charged in the death.


Information from: The Item,

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