Charleston police officer killed in wreck

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, November 18, 2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a Charleston police officer has died after a motorcycle wreck over the weekend.

Department spokesman Charles Francis says 35-year-old Sergeant Tony Person Jr. was off-duty and was driving a motorcycle in North Charleston at around 1 a.m. Saturday when an SUV pulled out into his path.

Authorities say Person swerved but hit the SUV. He was also hit by a second vehicle.

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says Person was pronounced dead at the scene. Charleston police say he had been an officer for 13 years.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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