SC deputy killed in car crash on duty
Deputy Price, 29, joined the agency in September
Duty Death: Jonathan David Price - [Marion County, South Carolina]
End of Service: 01/06/2021
By Suzie Ziegler
MARION COUNTY, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy was among two people who died in a car crash Wednesday night, according to WMBF.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy as 29-year-old Jonathan David Price. He was on-duty at the time of the crash. State police say Price’s patrol car and another vehicle collided, killing both drivers.
This is the second time in just over a year that a Marion County deputy has been killed in the line of duty.
“It’s like reliving a nightmare,” Sheriff Brian Wallace told WMBF. “I thought I’d never have to notify another family member, a wife, a mother late at night letting them know their son, their husband had been killed in a tragic accident. It’s like living it all over again.”
Price joined the agency in September 2020 and had previously served with the Dillon Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three children, the sheriff’s office said.
The crash remains under investigation.