UPDATE: Monday evening, Kershaw County Coroner David West identified a man pulled from a pond earlier in the day as Randy McGee, 33, of the Elgin area.
"Kershaw County 911 received a call at 11:30 a.m. that a body was floating in a small pond in the Elgin area," West said in a press release. "When EMS got on the scene, they noticed something that looked like a car under the water. It appears that the car had been there since April 29."
West said it appeared McGee had gotten out of the car through the driver's window and tried to swim away. He said McGee's body will undergo an autopsy on Wednesday, and that the case is still under investigation by his office and the S.C. Highway Patrol.
ORIGINAL STORY: Around mid-afternoon Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), the rescue and dive teams from the Camden Fire Department, Lugoff Fire-Rescue and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources responded to a crash where a vehicle ended up in an Elgin area pond.
According to a Facebook post by the KCSO, a vehicle and a person’s body were recovered from the pond on Chestnut Hill Road.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, Kershaw County Coroner David West had not released the name of the victim and no information about the crash, including how the vehicle ended up in the water was available.
Meanwhile, West reported that Kershaw County 911 received a call around 6:20 a.m. Monday about an earlier crash where someone called in saying a vehicle was in the woods off Lockhart Road northeast of Camden.
Wood identified the deceased as Bernice Lucena-Chavez, 26, of the Cassatt area. He said Lucena-Chavez had just gotten off from work, and was driving a 2013 Ford that left the roadway as she was traveling east on Lockhart Road.
“It is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Kershaw County Coroners Office,” West said.