Trooper involved in crash in Pickens County - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Trooper involved in crash in Pickens County

Crash involving trooper in Easley (Courtesy: Jody Green/ Facebook) Crash involving trooper in Easley (Courtesy: Jody Green/ Facebook)
Crash involving trooper in Easley (Courtesy: Jody Green/ Facebook) Crash involving trooper in Easley (Courtesy: Jody Green/ Facebook)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A two-vehicle crash involving a state trooper with the SC Highway Patrol caused traffic delays in Pickens County on Saturday.

According to the Highway Patrol's Realtime Traffic Information board, the crash happened along US 123 near SC 153 at 11:20 a.m.

Chief Deputy Creed Hashe with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office said the driver of a Honda accord, a 23-year old female, and the trooper were both traveling north on US 123 in separate lanes when the driver of the Accord changed lanes and collided with the trooper.

Hashe said the trooper and the driver of the Accord were transported to the hospital as a precaution, but did not suffer any major injuries.

Hashe said the trooper did not have lights and sirens engaged, and that the preliminary investigation showed that the other driver was at fault.

Hashe said the driver of the Accord will likely be cited for improper lane change.

Drivers in the area said traffic was backed up to Rock Creek Road as crews investigated the incident and worked to clear the scene.

Copyright 2014 WHNS (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:21:51 GMT
    James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

    More >>

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

    More >>
  • Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:17:40 GMT
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

    More >>

    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

    More >>
  • Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:15:40 GMT
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)

    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

    More >>

    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly