Newberry County superintendent dies in vehicular crash

A school district superintendent in Newberry County was killed in a recent vehicular accident involving a deputy’s patrol vehicle, an article of The State reported on April 17.

Bennie Bennett, 56, on April 16 was pronounced dead after he was involved in an accident at 6:26 p.m. on S.C. 219, at the vicinity of Newberry High School. The accident happened after Bennett’s vehicle crashed into a patrol vehicle driven by Deputy David Brandt who was on his way to respond to a different accident. The siren and lights of Brandt’s vehicle were all activated when the collision took place. Brandt was treated at a hospital and he was released the following day. Aside from the coroner’s office, personnel from the S.C. Highway Patrol are also investigating the incident.

The lawyers of the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends of Bennett during their time of loss.