S.C. officer killed in collision while responding to call
Lt. Michael Woods began his career with Newberry PD in 2003, rising through the ranks and was promoted to lieutenant in 2017
Duty Death: Michael Woods - [Newberry, South Carolina]
End of Service: 07/26/2023
By Orion Griffin
The Newberry Observer, S.C.
NEWBERRY, S.C. — A lieutenant with the Newberry Police Department was killed in a collision on Wednesday evening, according to Corporal David Jones with S.C. Highway Patrol.
The wreck happened on the intersection between S.C. 395 and S.C. 34. Newberry Police Department Lieutenant Michael "Mike" Woods, 48, of Prosperity, was killed in the crash.
Woods was responding to a call, headed southbound on S.C. 395, when he and the driver of a 2022 Freightliner Tractor Trailer, that was eastbound on S.C. 34, collided.
Woods was transported to the hospital by EMS where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital by EMS, sustaining injuries.
Woods began his career with the City of Newberry in 2003 as an officer with the department, rising through the ranks and was promoted to corporal in 2006, sergeant in 2008 and lieutenant in 2017.
The collision is under investigation by S.C. Highway Patrol.
Police Chief Kevin Goodman asks that the officer's family and the community be lifted in prayer as we try to find peace in this tragedy.
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