Sheriff’s vehicle involved in accident during pursuit – Hwy 86 & 20

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Piedmont firefighters along with Greenville County EMS responded to a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Piedmont involving an Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy. A vehicle was being pursued by the Anderson County Sheriffs department when the accident happened at the intersection of Highways 86 and 20.

The deputy was assisting in the pursuit of an unidentified suspect in an overnight carjacking from Anderson County into Greenville County and tried to intervene. He was attempting to travel through the intersection of Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 86 near Piedmont when his vehicle was struck by another motorist, according to Sgt. J.T. Foster of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Foster said the deputy’s patrol car was “T-boned” in the front of the vehicle. South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the accident. There were no injuries reported. (Photo by David Rogers)