Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

20 September, 2018, 02:24 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • Florence flooding expected to last for days

The Horry County Sheriff's deputies reportedly tried to open the back door of the van to release the women, but were unable to because of the rising floodwater. They remained in the van as of early Wednesday, and Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson said authorities would not be able to retrieve their bodies until at least noon.

The Horry County Sheriff's Office described the women as detainees, though a county coroner told the Associated Press that they were mental-health patients - 45-year-old Windy Wenton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green - being transported to a facility further inland.

Horry County Deputy Tom Fox told WPDE-TV that the victims were mental health patients being transported from one facility to another.

In South Carolina, just south of the North Carolina border, I-95 travels through especially low-lying swamp land, and over the Great Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee rivers. Rescue teams plucked the deputies from the top of the van. The inmates have not been recovered. Due to risky conditions and rising waters, additional search and rescue teams are arriving to assist in the recovery of the vehicle.

The investigation has been handed over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the news release said.

More miles of I-95 in SC closed due to flooding | The Herald Sun
Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

Thompson planned to address reporters later Wednesday. At this time, the recovery effort is ongoing, and the transportation vehicle can not be removed due to rising waters and risky conditions. "Just like you, we have questions we want answered".

According to a release from the Horry County Sheriff's Office, deputies were transporting two detainees from Conway to Darlington when the transport van was overtaken by flood waters. The sheriff said that the women were being transported as part of a court order, telling reporters that his agency acts as a courier in such situations, to follow a judge's wishes.

The tragedy happened near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water that state officials are watching following the heavy rains of storm Florence. "It's come up 2 feet since just last night". "It makes it seem like someone took a very unnecessary risk". "We are fully cooperating with the State Law Enforcement Division to support their investigation of this event". The women will be taken to Medical University of SC in Charleston for autopsies.

The SCDOT added the driver of the vehicle had to go around a barrier to get stuck where they were.

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