South Carolina deputy dies, several others injured after crashes on interstate


GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (NewsNation Now) — A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy has died following a series of crashes after a traffic stop along Interstate 85 Tuesday afternoon.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials told NewsNation affiliate WSPA-TV that three deputies and two others were injured in a crash following a traffic stop on Interstate 85 northbound.

During the traffic stop, sheriff’s office officials said at least one person from the suspect vehicle got into a fight with two deputies at the scene and struggle occurred.

Sheriff Hobart Lewis said during the struggle, the suspect vehicle accelerated and collided with a tractor-trailer.

Around the same time, another deputy’s patrol car also collided with the suspect’s vehicle.

Three deputies and at least two suspects were taken to the hospital.

Sheriff Lewis confirmed that Sergeant Conley Jumper died from his injuries at the hospital.

Sgt. Jumper leaves behind a wife and daughter.

The other four who were injured are expected to recover, Lewis said.

According to the sheriff, the exact sequence of events surrounding the crash is still unclear.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene to investigate.

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