Deputy Sheriff Del Daniels succumbed to injuries sustained 11 days earlier when the patrol SUV he was a passenger in left the roadway and overturned in a ditch on Highway 15-401, near McColl.
It is believed that the vehicle may have struck standing water in the roadway during a period of heavy rain. Deputy Daniels was transported to a hospital in Florence where he remained on life support until succumbing to his injuries.
Deputy Daniels had only served with the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office for one week when the crash occurred. He also served as a firefighter with the Bennettsville City Fire Department.