South Carolina Deputy Dies After Being Ejected

florencectyDeputy Sheriff Joseph Antwine died from injuries he sustained when his patrol car was involved in a collision with a light pole.

Deputy Antwine and his partner were responded to a back-up another unit at a domestic violence call when he lost control of the vehicle as it rounded a curve on Half Moon Road in Johnsonville. Both Deputy Antwine and his partner were thrown from the vehicle as it overturned and struck a pole.

Both of the Deputies were removed to McLeod Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries. Deputy Antwine’s partner was released several days later, however Deputy Antwine remained in intensive care with serious injuries. He died one week later from those injuries.

Deputy Antwine had served with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office for less that a year.

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