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State trooper from Clover dies in Lancaster wreck

LANCASTER - S.C. Highway Patrol trooper Cpl. Kevin Cusack, 45, who lived in Clover and worked in York County for many years in his 20 years on the patrol, died this morning after a crash while on duty in Lancaster County, according to state and local officials.

Cusack died around 3:30 a.m. on S.C. 200, southwest of Lancaster, said Glen Crawford, Lancaster County deputy coroner.

State and local law enforcement are investigating but no other details about the crash are yet available. Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson, a spokesman for the highway patrol, said the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation because of the involvement of a trooper.

Maj. David Belk of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said the one-car collision happened near the intersection of Douglas Road, but would release no other information.

Belk would not comment on whether Cusack was wearing a seat belt or any other specifics of the crash.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Office is also assisting with a reconstruction and investigation

"All of those who knew Kevin Cusack, and the law enforcement community as a whole, are greatly saddened by the loss of our co-worker and friend," said Highway Patrol Col. Kenny Lancaster Jr. "Kevin has served the York County area his entire career and is well-known and loved in that area."

Cusack was a Florence native and had three children.

"Every highway fatality has a devastating impact on the victim's family as it does in this instance with Cpl. Cusack's family," said S.C. Department of Public Safety Director Mark Keel. "In addition to his family, this death affects and saddens every member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and all SCDPS employees."

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