Car Crash on U.S. 21 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, Causes Tragic Death of Marine
BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online at islandpacket.com, a car crash on U.S. Highway 21 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, caused the tragic death of a United States Marine. The accident occurred near to the Marine Corps Air Station located in Beaufort.*
The accident occurred in the late afternoon at the crossing of U.S. 21 with Shanklin Road. South Carolina Highway Patrol and The Island Packet report that a 2014 Ford Focus was traveling on Shanklin Road at about 4 p.m. and turned into the path of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra that was headed south on U.S. 21. The two vehicles then collided.
The Island Packet reports that the driver of the Ford was tragically killed in the accident. He was identified by officials as a 21-year-old man and active duty member of the Marines from Florence, Alabama. He was reportedly stationed in Beaufort, according to the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office.
The Island Packet states that the man’s wife and 5-month-old baby were also in the Ford when the crash happened. It is not clear if they were injured in the collision. The news report does not identify anyone from the Hyundai and does not say if anyone from this vehicle was injured.
South Carolina Highway Patrol was not reported to have identified any factors leading to the accident, so it is not clear at this time why the crash happened. The collision is still under investigation, and no additional details were included in the news story. The story did not contain a statement from the U.S. Marines regarding the accident.
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