South Carolina Police Officer Killed in Head-On Crash

Sept. 25, 2020
Anderson Police Sgt. Ethan Kaskin was traveling on Highway 24 Friday morning when the driver of an SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into his vehicle.

ANDERSON, South Carolina -- An Anderson Police sergeant was killed in a head-on collision while driving his patrol vehicle Friday morning.

Sgt. Ethan Kaskin was traveling on Highway 24 near the double bridges around 6:30 a.m. when the driver of an SUV crossed the centerline of the road and crashed into his vehicle, according to a news release.

Kaskin was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Sgt. Kaskin had an impeccable work ethic. He loved his job and took great care to live up to his oath as a police officer," Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart said in a statement. "HIs fellow officers will miss him and the public he served will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and loved ones."

Kaskin joined the Anderson Police Department in 2a008 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to Corporal in 2012 and to Sergeant in 2016. He was currently serving as a detective in the investigations unit.

“We are heartbroken at the loss of Sgt. Kaskin," Anderson City Manager David McCuen said in a statement. "We ask that the community keep his loved ones and our officers in prayer during this difficult time."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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