Corrections officers fired following deadly van flooding incident
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Corrections Officers Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop were fired from the Horry County Sheriffs Office Wednesday due to the ongoing investigation into a van flooding incident that killed two during Hurricane Florence, according to HCSO.
A detention center transport van was overtaken by floodwaters. Flood and Bishop were able to escape, but two female patients died inside. They were identified as Windy Newton, 45, of Shallotte, N.C. and Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach.
HCSO said that since the administrative internal investigation is currently continuing and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division inquiry into the incident is ongoing, no further details regarding the employees' termination can be released at this time.