One Dead, Two Injured After Vehicle Crash on U.S. Highway 21 in South Carolina
CALHOUN COUNTY, SC. – An online news story from thestate.com reports that one person is dead and two others are seriously injured following a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 21 in South Carolina. The crash occurred when one of the vehicles traveled over the centerline of the road and struck the other head-on.*
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 9, a 2004 Ford (model not reported) was headed north on U.S. Highway 21 in Calhoun County, South Carolina. Near the area of Mary Bell Lane, the Ford traveled over the centerline and struck a southbound Toyota (model not reported) head-on. It is not yet clear why the Ford driver crossed into the opposite lane of travel on the highway.
The driver of the Ford suffered fatal injuries in the wreck, and responding officials pronounced him or her dead at the scene. The driver’s name, age, and city have not yet been released.
The driver of the Toyota was seriously injured in the crash, and first responders took him or her to Prisma Health Richland Hospital for treatment. This driver has also not been identified, and his or her current condition is not included in reports.
A passenger in the Toyota also sustained serious injuries, and emergency crews took him or her to a local hospital. This person’s identity has not been reported, nor has his or her current medical status.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers went to the scene to investigate, and they are still in the process of investigating. While it appears the driver of the Ford was at fault, it is not clear what circumstances led to the crash. No further information about the collision has been reported at this time.
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