South Carolina

Wendy Newton, Nicolette Green Killed in Vehicle Drowning Accident in Columbia, SC

September 18, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Horry County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
U.S. Highway 76
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victims drowned when left in the back of a police cruiser during a hurricane

Weather Conditions
Alleged Defendant Background Info

Former Deputies

What Happened

South Carolina Law Enforcement officials released details related to the accident that killed Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green during Hurricane Florence in Columbia, SC on September 18th, 2018. Officials say the two women were killed when left in the back of a sinking police van during the hurricane. Former deputies Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop were charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter for their part in the incident.

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