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Tragic Crash Killed Driver Transporting Six Dogs in Orangeburg County, Tennessee

January 27, 2020

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC- wrote that a driver died in a single-vehicle crash in Rowesville this week. The victim was driving a box truck on US Highway 21 in the early morning when he ran off the street and collided with a culvert. Reports indicate the man died at the scene of the wreck. At this time, it is not clear whether the man was wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred.*

Police have not yet released the man’s identity as they are still working to contact his next of kin. Responders believed that there were six show dogs in the vehicle when the fatal collision took place. The Orangeburg County Animal Control arrived on the scene and were able to catch all six of the dogs prior to the victim being extracted from the truck. According to a spokesperson, the dogs are unharmed. 

Later, the shelter learned that there was a seventh dog in the vehicle and that it had gone missing from the truck. The three-year-old Australian shepherd was later located and has since been returned to its owner. The fatal collision marked the 29th death on South Carolina roads this year. South Carolina has a poor record when it comes to deadly car crashes. One report indicated that the state is the third deadliest in the country. Distracted driving is at least a part of the problem with the state’s roads. Experts say that it is important to pay attention to the road and to put down your cell phone. Motorists should set an example by committing to safe driving practices. 

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