Williamsburg County road honors SC trooper killed in 1956

HEMINGWAY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has honored a state trooper who died trying to stop cars from racing on a public road in Williamsburg County in 1956.

Douglas Road off state Highway 261 near Hemingway was named the “SCHP Patrolman Arnold Reo ‘Buck’ Carter Memorial Highway” on Friday.

Carter had been a trooper for about two years when he got a call about two vehicles racing on a public road in 1956.

Authorities say one of the cars went off the road and hit the 27-year-old officer. He died a short time later.

The Legislature approved the memorial last year.

Members of Carter’s family were on hand when the signs were unveiled.

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