Child, 2, injured when Sumter city truck rams into house


A 2-year-old was seriously injured Monday morning when a City of Sumter pickup truck rammed through a house near Sumter High School.

The city-marked and -owned 2016 Dodge truck crashed “all the way” through the addition of a home on McCrays Mill Road and Perry Boulevard between 10 and 10:30 a.m., said Lance Cpl. David Jones, community relations officer for South Carolina Department of Public Safety Troop 1.

The child was transported to a hospital with “serious but non-life-threatening” injuries, Jones said.

The man driving the truck, his passenger and an adult in the house were also taken to the hospital. Their injuries sustained from the crash did not seem to be life-threatening.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families,” said Shelley Kile, a spokeswoman for the city. “We are also grateful to our emergency personnel who were on scene immediately and to the State Highway Patrol.”

Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as factors in the crash.