Crash involving Upstate deputy leaves one person dead

The Coroner's Office identified the victim on Sunday night
Published: Apr. 3, 2022 at 4:53 PM EDT
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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Anderson County Coroner’s Office confirmed that one person died following a crash involving an Anderson County deputy.

The Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was responding to a reported armed robbery when the crash occurred.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said the crash happened on Pearman Dairy Road at around 3:40 p.m. According to troopers, the deputy was traveling along Pearman Dairy Road when they crashed into another driver trying to enter the same road.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital for treatment. Officials from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy is expected to be okay.

The Coroner’s Office confirmed that the other driver was airlifted to Prisma Hospital, where they later passed away from their injuries. They later identified the victim as 80-year-old Sarah Parsons from Anderson.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. We will update this story as officials release more details.