Deputy David Price returned to Dillon today (Monday, January 11) with an escort down Main Street by officers from all over the region. He was taken to Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon.
By Betsy Finklea
The sky was appropriately overcast on a sad day in Dillon County as Marion County deputy, David Price, was brought home to Dillon just days after he was tragically killed as a result of a car collision on Maiden Down Road in Marion County.
Vehicles from various law enforcement agencies from throughout the area accompanied the hearse carrying Price down Main Street of Dillon, where many bystanders took a moment to watch the procession and consider his sacrifice.
The procession led to Cooper Funeral Home, who is handling his arrangements.
Price, age 29, was killed in a wreck on January 6th. It was a two-vehicle collision.
According to Trooper Brian Lee of the S.C. Highway Patrol, a 2018 Dodge Charger , driven by Price, was traveling down Jackson Road and a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis traveling south on Maiden Down Road when the two vehicles collided.
Both drivers suffered fatal injuries.
Price was on duty at the time of the incident, according to his obituary, and died from injuries received in the wreck.
The MAIT accident investigation team is investigating the wreck.
Prior to his employment at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Price worked at the City of Dillon Police Department for three years.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Price, and three children.
Visitation for Price will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (tonight) at First Baptist Church in Dillon, which he attended.
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Dillon.