South Carolina Police Officer Dies After Crash

Larry Wood
JOHNSON, S.C. — A Johnston police officer died after a single-vehicle crash Friday night.
James Eric Chapman, 30, died of his injuries following the crash, said Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett.
Investigators with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the crash happened at about 10:15 p.m. Friday.
Investigators said Chapman was driving on Columbia Road when he went off the shoulder, hit some trees and was thrown out of his vehicle. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Investigators could not confirm whether Chapman was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Chapman was a corporal with the Johnston Police Department in Edgefield County.
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