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Sheriff's Deputy Responds to Crash, Discovers Dead Wife


A Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a fatal auto accident and discover the deceased woman was his wife. The accident happened in Sumter, South Carolina on Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the deputy’s wife, 45-year-old Teresa Browder, was traveling on Highway 15 on her way to work as a nurse when she was hit head-on by another vehicle. A driver of an SUV crossed the center line causing the deadly crash. After colliding with Browder’s vehicle, the SUV struck a third vehicle. Browder was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the other two drivers were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Their current condition and the extent of their injuries are unknown. The accident is being investigated and it is unknown if charges will be filed.

Tragically, auto accidents that are caused by the recklessness and negligence of drivers occur thousands of times a year. While there are many drivers that operate their vehicles responsibly and follow traffic laws, there are thousands of drivers that disregard the rules and regulations pertaining to the road. Speeding, distracted driving, road rage, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are all common examples of how negligent driving causes auto accidents. If you have suffered injuries or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, it is your right to seek the legal guidance of a car accident lawyer.

The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth is eager to speak with you regarding your potential case. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to successfully handle your accident case and will support you throughout the process. Contact us to receive a free consultation.

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