Zoom 2017-06-09 15:51:00 | SC | LEXINGTON CO/SWANSEA | LODD | ST MATTHEWS RD | *DELAYED 0730* HEAD ON MVA THIS AM INVOLVED A LEXINGTON CO EMS EMPLOYEE GOING HOME FROM SHIFT LAST NIGHT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS | SC-12
Columbia, SC (ColaDaily) – At approximately 07:20 a.m. vehicle being operated by Jimmie Lee Haygood, Jr., 29-years-old, of Orangeburg crossed over the center lane of St. Matthews Road and struck the vehicle of Carmen Franco Nunez, 42-years-old, of Cordova.
Nunez was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland hospital where she died, shortly after arrival, from the injuries she received in the accident .
It is with heavy hearts, and great sorrow, that the County of Lexington Public Safety Department announces the death of Emergency Medical Services’ Pfc. Carmen Nunez following a fatal collision early Friday morning.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., Nunez was involved in a motor-vehicle collision, as she was traveling home from a shift, on St. Matthews Road in Swansea. Nunez was airlifted to a local hospital and was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries.
Nunez, a 10-year veteran of Lexington County EMS, was a valued employee who was known for her hard work and dedication to serving the residents and visitors of Lexington County.
She will be greatly missed by all of the County of Lexington family.
Our hearts, prayers and condolences go out to Nunez’s family, friends and coworkers.