S.C. EMT dies in off-duty vehicle crash

"We have lost a friend, one of our own," the Darlington County EMS said in a social post about EMT Robin Nicole “Niki” Knotts


By Leila Merrill

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — An EMT died after an SUV she was a passenger in crashed into a tree Saturday night, WSPA-TV 7NEWS reported Monday

Two others were hospitalized, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Sunday, according to the State.

Robin Nicole “Niki” Knotts worked as an EMT in both Timmonsville and Darlington and she volunteered with Lamar Rescue and the Darlington County Fire Department, according to her obituary.

Knotts is survived by her mother, children and grandchildren.

The Darlington County EMS is in mourning. 

"We have lost a friend, one of our own," the agency posted Saturday on Facebook. "We are trying to process this today and ask for your thoughts and prayers for the family and our EMS family, fire, LE and dispatchers. We are all one together."

The single-vehicle collision happened at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, and three people were in the SUV, according to the highway patrol. None of the vehicle occupants wore a seat belt, and there was no indication as to what caused the SUV to veer off the road.

The highway patrol is investigating.

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