Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Matthew Lee Paine of Simpsonville died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Monday after Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury has identified the man who apparently killed himself Monday during a traffic stop on Redbank Road near Goose Creek. Salisbury said Matthew Lee Paine, 28, of Simpsonville shot himself when the deputy approached his truck after pulling him over. The cause of death was ruled self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Paine was being pulled over for a seatbelt infraction. According to public records, Paine had pleaded guilty unlawful neglect of a child in February. He received a sentence of 10 years suspension, according to Greenville County records. Paine's obituary can be viewed here. His funeral is Saturday in Fountain Inn.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Daniel Kelley had no life-threatening injuries in Saturday's wreck.
The man found dead after a Saturday morning wreck died of natural causes and not the wreck, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. The Sunday autopsy revealed Daniel Kelley of Goose Creek had no wreck-related injuries that were life threatening. In a statement, Salisbury said Kelley had "other medical issues that caused his death." Kelley was 33 years old. His vehicle ran off the road near the intersection of Highway 176 and Road 16.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Daniel Kelley killed in single-vehicle wreck Saturday morning.
A Goose Creek man died Saturday morning after his vehicle ran off the road near the intersection of Highway 176 and Road 16. According to Berkeley County Coroner's Office, Daniel Kelley, 33, was traveling west on 176 when his SUV ran off the right side of the roadway, hitting several trees and a brick column. The office reported Kelley was found later by a passing motorist, still seat belted in his vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the manner and cause of death. More information will be released after the autopsy.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
S.C. Highway Patrol investigating three separate wrecks caused by tree.
A Ridgeville man died Tuesday morning after his vehicle struck a downed tree on U.S. 176, near Lebanon Road. The wreck was the first of three to occur because of the tree, according to S.C. Highway Patrol. Gregory President was not wearing a seatbelt when his Chevy S-10 pickup struck the tree while traveling east. A Summerville woman struck the tree almost simultaneously while traveling west. The woman was transported to MUSC with injuries. As emergency responders worked the scene, another minor wreck was reported between a Pine Ridge Fire Department vehicle and another vehicle. No injuries were reported in that wreck. S.C. Highway Patrol Corp. Bob Beres said the tree was "very large" and SCDOT was needed to remove the tree. The first two…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Coroner identifies biker as Allen James of Charleston.
A motorcyclist has died following an evening wreck Wednesday after he was ejected from his bike and subsequently run over, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. Allen James, 62, of Charleston was traveling in a group of motorcycles northbound on 17-A. The wreck occurred at near the intersection of 176. James was no wearing a helmet. After being ejected from his bike, a sedan traveling the same direction ran over James. At Trident Hospital, he was pronounced dead. His death was ruled accidental and caused by head and body trauma. The accident was investigated by the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office and the Goose Creek Police Department.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Berkeley County coroner reports homicides increased from 9 in 2011 to 15 in 2012.
Berkeley County Coroner's Office had more cases in 2012 than in 2011, and the increase in deaths also featured an increase in homicides, suicides and accidental deaths. In total, the officer investigated 775 deaths in 2012. In 2011, it investigated 708. This represents roughly a 10 percent increase in deaths in the county. Homicides, suicides and accidental deaths outpaced the 10 percent increase. Homicides increased by about 66 percent, suicides increased by 35 percent, and accidental deaths increased by nearly 62 percent. Motor vehicle deaths remained the same. Here are some of the homicide cases from 2012:
Friday, January 4, 2013
Jerrett Garnett of Moncks Corner died nearly two weeks after he was fatally shot on Old Whitesville Road.
A Moncks Corner man died Wednesday as a result of a Dec. 21 shooting incident, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. The death of 34-year-old Jerrett Garnett has been classified a homicide, according to the coroner. The shooting occurred at Old Whitesville Road in Moncks Corner. Garnett was transported to MUSC where he died nearly two weeks later. The incident is being investigated by the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Coroner: Man lost control of farm equipment late Saturday.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
A Moncks Corner man died in a tractor accident late Saturday, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. Richard Watson Murray, 41, was driving the tractor at 11:30 p.m. when he reportedly lost control and ran into a farm pond, Salisbury said in a statement. Murray was ejected from the tractor before it went into the water and was found about 30 minutes later by his friends. Salisbury said that Murray was pronounced dead at the scene, with the cause of death listed as head trauma. The death has been ruled accidental.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
North Charleston man shot early Saturday morning.
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies are seeking the public's help in a homicide investigation in the Goose Creek area. Deputies responded to the report of a shooting at 2:30 a.m. at 130 Jean Wells Drive. They found 27-year-old Deandrae White, of North Charleston. White had been shot and died later in the morning at the Medical University of South Carolina. "No arrest has been made at this time, but the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is pursuing all information in an effort to locate a suspect in this murder," said Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon. Anyone with knowledge of the incident and individuals involved can contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 843-723-3800 ext. 4412 or 843-719-4412.
Incident early Saturday on Jean Well Drive.
A North Charleston man is dead following an early-morning shooting on Jean Well Drive. Police responded to the home at 3 a.m., according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. D'Andrae White, 27, was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was pronounced dead at 4:15 a.m. Salisbury said an autopsy will be conducted and more information should be available later Saturday. The shooting is being investigated by the Berkeley County Coroner's Office and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.