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Chester Co. man, 20, killed in York County crash near Rock Hill, officials say

Ex-York cop charged in wife’s Chester death

A former police officer from York, South Carolina, was denied bond Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, for the 2016 beating death of his wife in Chester. James Baldwin, 58, faces up to life in prison if convicted.
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A former police officer from York, South Carolina, was denied bond Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, for the 2016 beating death of his wife in Chester. James Baldwin, 58, faces up to life in prison if convicted.

The driver in a crash Friday morning in York County outside Rock Hill died at the scene after the car went off the road and hit a tree, police said.

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast identified the driver as Antonio Robinson, 20, of Richburg.

The one-car crash happened about 2:15 a.m. on Hopewell Road about a mile southeast of the Rock Hill city limits, said Cpl. Bill Rhyne with S.C. Highway Patrol.

The1999 Acura went across the center line of the road off the other side of the highway and slammed into a tree, Rhyne said.

Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner’s office said.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Autopsy and toxicology results are pending, the coroner’s office said.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald
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