South Carolina state trooper dies after traffic accident

October 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper critically injured in a wreck has died.

The patrol said in a news release that 31-year-old Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman was in his parked patrol car on Interstate 385 around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when it was hit from behind by a pickup truck. Greenville County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jimmy Bolt said Rebman was parked in the emergency lane.

Authorities say Rebman died at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Patrol Commander Col. Chris Williamson said Rebman had been on the road for about a year.

Rebman, a native of Orlando, Florida, is survived by his wife and three daughters. Before his death, the last trooper to die in the line of duty was Cpl. D. Kevin Cusack, who was killed in a crash in Lancaster County in 2010.

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