A South Carolina Department of Transportation has died after suffering injuries while he was working during the winter storm that slammed South Carolina last week.
Clyde McCants, 65, was a Berkeley County maintenance worker, according to a news release from SCDOT. McCants suffered a head injury resulting from a fall while at work at the Berkeley Maintenance facility Jan. 5, and died Jan. 9.
McCants was part of a team that was assigned to clear roads during the snow and ice storm that had the greatest impact in the Lowcountry and coastal South Carolina.
“Mr. McCants represented all the unselfish and dedicated SCDOT workers who put the task of keeping our highways clear above all else in the face of treacherous conditions,” SCDOT Secretary Christy Hall said in the news release.
McCants was born in Moncks Corner and graduated from Berkeley High School. He served as a mission pastor in West Virginia and Pennsylvania before returning to South Carolina 10 years ago when he was hired by SCDOT.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janet McCants, four adult step childre, nine grandchildren and four great grand children.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
“The passing of our SCDOT team member is a terrible and unexpected loss for his family, co-workers and all SCDOT team members,” Hall said. “I would ask all of us at SCDOT to remember Mr. McCants and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”