Crime

Lancaster County woman dies after being run over by truck

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Kershaw woman who was run over by a truck on a farm Saturday night.

Emergency personnel responded at about 8 p.m. Saturday to a farm in the 600 block of Floyd Road in Kershaw, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said. The man who reported the incident told deputies the woman told him she had been run over by a truck on the property.

The woman was conscious and alert and spoke with deputies and EMS personnel, Barfield said. Paramedics took her by ambulance to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, but “her condition deteriorated,” so she was taken by helicopter to Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.

The woman, whom authorities have yet to identify publicly, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, Barfield said. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Investigators talked with the caller Saturday night and examined the scene and the truck, Barfield said. No charges have been filed.

“We are waiting on autopsy results to know what caused the death of this lady,” Sheriff Barry Faile said. “We ask that anyone with information about this event call us. We will pursue all information we receive.”

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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