Woman struck, killed on Kershaw Camden Highway

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By Reece Murphy

 KERSHAW – The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an accident on Kershaw Camden Highway (U.S. 521) Saturday morning, Oct. 5, that claimed the life of a Kershaw woman.

Though details of the accident were still sparse at press time Tuesday, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford identified the deceased as 60-year-old Dorothy Miller of Cleveland Street in Kershaw. 

S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Tony Keller said the accident happened about 11:26 a.m. approximately 1.5 miles north of Kershaw where Miller’s 2001 Lexus Miller had broken down.

The location of the accident is near the entrance of Andrew Jackson High School.

Crawford said Miller was apparently standing near the rear of her car when she was struck. Miller died at the scene, Crawford said.

Keller said the accident involved a total of three vehicles, one of which was a 1997 Ford driven by 71-year-old William Neubacher of Kershaw. 

Neubacher was not injured, Keller said, though his passenger, Shirley Neubacher, 81, also of Kershaw, was. 

Both were wearing seat belts.

Keller said Shirley Neubacher was flown to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. 

A hospital spokeswoman said no one by that name was registered there Tuesday morning.

Keller described the third vehicle only as an “unknown white Ford pickup” but provided no further information on the accident other than to say the investigation had been turned over to the S.C. Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).

S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Tuesday afternoon that so far investigators had discovered the third vehicle was a 1999 Chevy pickup, but added no details about the circumstances surrounding the accident.


Contact reporter Reece Murphy at (803) 283-1151