Public safety briefs for January 18th-24th

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Burton Fire responds to multiple vehicle accidents

The Burton Fire District responded to its 9th motor vehicle accident since Jan. 4 on Monday, Jan. 8; fortunately, the driver escaped uninjured. 

Burton firefighters responded to a reported motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Goethe Hill Road and Castle Rock Road just after 9 .a.m. on Monday. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a single vehicle accident involving a Ford Explorer which had rolled onto its side. 

The male driver was able to get out of the vehicle on his own and was uninjured. Traffic on Goethe Hill Road was delayed for approximately 30 minutes while emergency crews assisted the driver and removed roadway hazards.

Sheriff’s Office investigates woman’s shooting death

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding 38-year-old Karwanna Albany’s shooting death that occurred Saturday, Jan. 7, night at 4-B Albany Drive in Dale. 

A forensic autopsy on Albany was performed January 8 at the Medical University of South Carolina. Forensic pathologists reported to the Coroner’s Office that Albany died as a result of gunshot wounds and confirmed that her manner of death was homicide. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Andrew Rice at 843-255-3429 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward. 

CERT classes to be offered in February

Beaufort County residents interested in learning more about self-sufficiency during a disaster are invited to participate in the Community Response Team Program. The CERT program provides training for individuals to increase self-sufficiency in a disaster. CERT classes are free of charge. The next series will start February 6. Classes will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry campus in Bluffton at 100 Community College Drive in room 125.

The course is taught in four class sessions 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and one Saturday exercise class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, send an email to or contact Major David Zeoli, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, at 843-812-8035.

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