Tragedy struck in South Carolina as a police officer arrived on the scene of an accident involving his wife.
Tragedy struck in South Carolina as a deputy arrived on the scene of a fatal car crash involving his wife. According to a report from NY Daily News, Teresa Browder, 45, was driving to meet her husband, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Browder, at the time of the crash.
Browder suffered blunt force trauma that proved to be fatal as she crashed her SUV on Wednesday morning. According to Sumter County Deputy Coroner Rob Lybrand, Browder was wearing her seatbelt and was only a few minutes from her destination.
Browder was a nurse at the Clarendon Memorial Hospital, and left three daughters behind. “Today was a tragic day for one of our officers, as well as our entire agency, as one of our family members deals with the loss of a loved one. We ask you keep the Browder family in your thoughts and prayers as they cope with this horrible tragedy,” said Sheriff Anthony Dennis.
The Clarendon Health System released a statement praising Browder for her contributions as a nurse, saying that she left the hospital a better place than when she arrived. Colleagues described Browder as a kind, generous, and happy person. The funeral will be held in Sumter on Monday.
A local press release regarding the tragic incident can be found here.