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Traffic safety tips as school begins this week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – More students in the Midlands will be headed back to class this week which means drivers will be back sharing the roads with school busses.  South Carolina Highway Patrol will be out in full force looking for driver breaking the law. Trooper David Jones says not only will Highway Patrol be following buses but troopers will…

1 dead in single car crash in Sumter County

The SCHP is actively investigating the cause of the deadly crash

ABC Columbia News (FILE) Sumter, SC (WOLO) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) is investigating a deadly crash they say took place Monday night around 6pm. According to SCHP, there was only one car involved in the crash. Officials say the unidentified driver of a 2005 Infinity Sedan was traveling southbound along SC -441 along Horn Road when the…

Man charged with DUI in fatal hit-and-run in Columbia

COLUMBIA (WOLO): A Columbia man has been arrested and faces multiple charges after officials say he rear-ended a dirt bike, killing the driver, and left the scene. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Friday, May 7th around 10:30 p.m. on Fairfield Road near Crawford Road. 27-year-old Jacobi Green was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado on Fairfield…

SC State Trooper charged with aggravated assault, fired from SCHP

COLUMBIA (WOLO): A South Carolina State Trooper was fired from his job Saturday after an assault against a man in Lexington. An incident report from Lexington County Sheriff’s Deputies says it happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at a home on Riglaw Circle. 27-year-old John Batista stopped at the home, after seeing a man in a driveway, and asked what he…

SCHP calls for drivers to stay sober behind the wheel on New Year’s Eve

Troopers will have a greater presence on roads across the state

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) –New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating, but it is also one of the deadliest nights to get behind the wheel. A recent study found that South Carolina is the third most dangerous state for drivers on New Year’s Eve. For Kimberly Cockrell of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the morning following New Year’s Eve could be one…

Trailer carrying turkeys collides with car, catches fire

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)- South Carolina Highway Patrol says a trailer carrying turkeys collided with  a car and caught fire. According to authorities, the incident took place on I-26 near exit 91 before 2:30 am Wednesday morning. The trailer carrying the turkeys caught fire according to investigators. Officials say there are  injuries.   Tags: Fire, SCHP, Turkeys

Authorities: Recent motorcycle accidents reinforce importance of sharing the road

More people have died in motorcycle collisions this year than at this point in 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — As the weather gets cooler outside, more people are going for a ride on their motorcycles. However, authorities say it’s important to not put safety in the rear view mirror. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) says that more people have died as a result of motorcycle collisions (94) than at this point last…