Former Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputy Emily Pelletier was terminated by the office on Friday for policy violations related to the May 8 fatal car accident that killed a Colleton County mother and her two daughters. 

Pelletier, 24, faces three counts of reckless homicide in the Mother’s Day collision that resulted in the deaths of Stephanie Dantzler, 53, and her daughters Shanice Dantzler-Williams, 28, and Miranda Dantzler-Williams, 22. A judge set a surety bond for a total of $75,000 ahead of Pelletier’s bond court hearing at 2 p.m. today. 



State troopers announced on Tuesday they planned to file charges after releasing a report stating Pelletier was traveling 73 miles per hour when she ran a stop sign and collided with the Dantzlers’ car. Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano confirmed there was no doubt Pelletier had run the stop sign.

Pelletier was en route to assist another officer with a disabled motorist at the time of the collision. 


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