Richland County, SC (WLTX) – A now former South Carolina state trooper is being charged in connection with a car crash that left an elderly man dead. Richland County deputies say back on July 13, Norton was traveling in his patrol car at 80 miles an hour in a 40 mile an hour zone near Heyward Brockington and Monticello Roads. Investigators say Norton disregarded a stop sign and hit a minivan. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says he died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. Norton has been transported to the Richland County Jail and received a $50,000 PR bond.