Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

23 September, 2018, 03:26 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • Open this

The coroner in neighboring Marion County confirmed the two deceased patients were female, and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident, according to the statement.

The bodies of the two women were recovered on Wednesday, almost 24 hours after the event began, from the submerged van in the Little Pee Dee River.

Most of the deaths have occurred in North Carolina, where entire communities have been virtually cut off by floodwaters and are grappling with rivers cresting at record levels.

The incident happened in the area of the Little Pee Dee River, which branches off from the Lumber River, in Mullins, South Carolina.

Interested in Hurricane Florence? Richardson says the women were being transported from a hospital in Horry County to medical facilities in Florence and Darlington.

One report said they were inmates.

Two Horry County deputies were driving a van carrying the two women in the back on Tuesday night when it was overtaken by floodwaters in Marion County.

Responders decided it wasn't safe to try to retrieve the women's bodies from the van Tuesday night because of darkness.

Battle says as far as he knows, everyone evacuated the town as the water first started to make its way in on Monday.

Richardson said the deputies and two patients began the trip that afternoon from a hospital near Conway, where tributaries of the Pee Dee River are overflowing their banks.

EPL: Sarri names four Chelsea players blocking Hudson-Odoi from starting XI
When asked whether he thought he would play for Chelsea again, the left-back said: "You can never say where football will guide you to".

India has other priorities than dialogue with Pakistan: Pak FM Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India has " once again wasted an opportunity for peace ." . When the government of India talks about policy on Pakistan, it sounds like an oxymoron, a contradiction.

Kavanaugh allegation tests support of GOP women
Like Bozell, Republicans on Capitol Hill have said that Feinstein should have brought the information to the panel earlier. Ford's lawyers said on Tuesday she would testify before the committee only if the FBI first investigated her allegation.

According to reporter Summer Dashe of WPDE TV-15 (ABC - Myrtle Beach/ Florence, S.C.), "many of the roads in (in the area) are closed because of flooding".

By the time a rescue team arrived, the deputies were stranded on top of the van and it was too late for the women.

Parts of the river had risen to major flood status earlier in the day.

On Wednesday, the sheriff said the vehicle had not yet been recovered yet due to unsafe conditions and rising waters.

Richardson said the patients' bodies were being recovered Wednesday morning.

That's according to documents obtained from the State Law Enforcement Division concerning 45-year-old Windy Wenton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green.

"Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the doors to reach the individuals inside the van", Thompson said.

In all, Hurricane Florence has contributed to at least 37 deaths, including at least 27 in North Carolina, officials say.

The two individuals being transported were confirmed dead by the Marion County Coroner.

Justin Bamberg, a state lawmaker and lawyer who has represented the families of several people injured or killed by law enforcement officers, said he's perplexed by the decision to transport anyone in such uncertain weather conditions.

Recommended:

  • Less than 340,000 have flood insurance in North and SC  combined

    Less than 340,000 have flood insurance in North and SC combined

    The National Weather Service said the river could reach record flood levels late Saturday or early Sunday, and shelters are open. Georgetown County Administrator Sel Hemingway warned the area may see a flood like it has never seen before.
    Britain, EU clash over who should blink on Brexit

    Britain, EU clash over who should blink on Brexit

    The Prime Minister said a solution for the border "cannot divide the United Kingdom into two customs territories". The EU has said that the single market can not be cherry-picked like that.
    Family 'heart-broken' over death of star golfer

    Family 'heart-broken' over death of star golfer

    Arozamena was going to be on the field at halftime of Saturday's game to be honored as Iowa State's female athlete of the year. Richards had lived in small towns throughout western Iowa, residing with his mother, father and grandparents at various times.
  • NBA Star Jimmy Butler Requests Trade Away From Minnesota Timberwolves

    NBA Star Jimmy Butler Requests Trade Away From Minnesota Timberwolves

    Wiggins, meanwhile, has been said to be bothered by being relegated to the team's third offensive option behind Butler and Towns. Now he also must balance the possibility of Butler leaving, and how the franchise should best handle that.
    Millions of chickens, thousands of pigs died in Florence in North Carolina

    Millions of chickens, thousands of pigs died in Florence in North Carolina

    With the crisis slowly moving to SC , emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River. Trump, who is also reviewing flood damage in SC , said as he exited the White House, "I think it will be an incredible day".
    'Multiple Victims' In Shooting At Maryland Business Park

    'Multiple Victims' In Shooting At Maryland Business Park

    The sheriff's office later identified the killer as Snochia Moseley , 26, a resident of Baltimore County. Gahler says there is no longer any threat at the site of the Thursday morning shooting .
  • Anthony Joshua wants Deontay Wilder next at Wembley

    Anthony Joshua wants Deontay Wilder next at Wembley

    Povetkin was aggressive and tried to hurt Joshua with short right hands, but often landed on the guard of Joshua or swung at air. Joshua says he will fight someone on 13 April and "give the fans what they want" but he won't say who it might be.
    Cook's Endeavour may have been found in US

    Cook's Endeavour may have been found in US

    The team has found what appear to be 10 of the 13 transport ships, Abbass said earlier this year at the organization's annual meeting.
    Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

    Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

    When he announced the move, Trump originally cited Comey's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
  • Google Brings its Emergency Location Service to Android in the US

    Google Brings its Emergency Location Service to Android in the US

    The two will work with RapidSOS towards providing a quick response to emergency calls and also finding their location swiftly. During emergencies, responders can also locate non-English speaking callers who struggle to communicate with the operator.
    China, Russia warn U.S.  to withdraw sanctions on military

    China, Russia warn U.S. to withdraw sanctions on military

    Administration officials said they hoped the action against EDD would send a message to others considering buying the S-400. Turkey is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member and traditionally an ally of the West.
    Three infants among five people stabbed at New York City daycare

    Three infants among five people stabbed at New York City daycare

    Police said earlier that the suspect attacked two baby girls and a baby boy, leaving one of the girls in a serious condition. Police in NY say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens.


Popular

Marouane Fellaini concerned about gap to Premier League leaders after Wolves draw
United were in midweek action in the Champions League but Jose Mourinho refused to blame their exertions on a synthetic pitch for a subdued display.

Berno Leno admits he is already frustrated with Unai Emery
He soldiered on after receiving some treatment but Emery made a decision to take him off shortly after we scored the third goal in the 57th minute.

Pope obliges Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s request, temporarily relieves him of duties
He wrote the letter after Kerala police summoned him to appear before it for questioning in the case. The Bishop was accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a nun for two years between 2014 and 2016.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino wears protective glasses to training
As for Paris Saint Germain , they will now look to get back to winning ways against Stade Rennes on Sunday. But we see ourselves at that level. "We expect a lot from our front three, and today was tough for them".

Crisis? What crisis? Klopp unconcerned by Salah form
"It's much too early to make something of it and talk to him constantly about what and when and stuff like that". It was not the reason for taking him off, of course not, I am fine with him and I think he is fine with me.

Manchester United still in for hard season despite good form Jose Mourinho
When you have three days, it's much easier and you have one day to work tactically. Mourinho thinks they still can improve this season though.

Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A7 has a triple camera setup
Like its Galaxy S9 series counterparts, the Galaxy Note 9's camera is also capable of shooting slow video at 960 fps. Samsung has now officially launched its wearable in the country and the price will start at Rs 24,990.

Hue Jackson Doesn't Name Baker Mayfield Starter Going Forward
Mayfield connected with Jarvis Landry for his first ever career completion, then led the Browns down the field for three points. Baker Mayfield's first regular season game in the National Football League is going about as well as you can anticipate.

Here's how much Apple's new iPhone range will cost in South Africa
Elsewhere, as you'd expect, the XS and XS Max share a lot of engineering and design traits with the iPhone X . However, there are a couple important improvements, most notably in the antenna and camera departments.

JOAQUIN PHOENIX in JOKER Makeup
The Instagram video shows Phoenix standing expressionless before cracking a smile and cutting to him in full clown makeup . Last week we got our first glimpse at Phoenix's character prior to his transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime.