CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in South Carolina has been charged with three counts of reckless murder after she ran a cease signal and crashed right into a automobile whereas going 73 mph (117 kph), killing a mom and her two grownup daughters, investigators stated.
Charleston County Deputy Emily Pelletier was heading to test on a stopped automobile and didn’t have her emergency lights or siren on as she turned on to U.S. Freeway 17 south of Charleston on Might 8 round 11 p.m., Sheriff Kristen Graziano stated.
Pelletier’s police cruiser hit a 2012 Toyota sedan, killing Stephania Dantzler, 53, investigators stated. Additionally killed have been the lady’s daughters, 28-year-old Shanice Dantzler-Williams and 22-year-old Miranda Dantzler-Williams.
Pelletier is charged with three counts of reckless murder, felonies that carry as much as 10 years in jail on every depend if convicted. Troopers didn’t say if she had an legal professional who may touch upon the costs.
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Pelletier was additionally harm within the crash, however recovered. She has been on depart for the reason that wreck and Graziano stated she wished to overview all the Freeway Patrol report earlier than deciding what to do about her employment.
The sheriff has reached out to the household of the ladies killed, giving them details about the investigation and promising to proceed to help them.