COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A former South Carolina trooper has been charged with reckless murder after authorities say he prompted a deadly crash by operating a cease signal whereas rushing.
Richland County Sheriff’s Lt. Curtis Wilson says 28-yr-previous Brandon Norton was arrested Wednesday.
Wilson says Norton was in his patrol automotive driving eighty mph in a forty-mph zone on July thirteen when he ran a cease check in northern Richland County and slammed right into a minivan.
Wilson stated in a press release that an eighty one-yr-previous passenger within the van died from a head damage a month later.
Wilson did not reply to an e mail asking if Norton was on obligation, was responding to a name or had his blue lights on.
The Freeway Patrol says Norton resigned on Aug. thirteen after a yr with the pressure.