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Richland sheriff’s deputy charged in wreck

COLUMBIA (AP) — A Richland County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with running a red light and causing a wreck in Columbia that injured a woman.

WIS-TV reported that the South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged Cpl. Ken Proffitt with disregarding a traffic signal.

Sheriff’s Lt. Curtis Wilson says Proffitt was on duty at the time, but was not responding to a call when his patrol car hit another car at an intersection Friday night.

Proffitt was treated for his injuries at a Columbia hospital. A woman driving the other car was treated for scratches and bruises.

Sheriff Leon Lott said his department is investigating the wreck and will take appropriate action.

It was not clear if Proffitt has an attorney.

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