One killed and seven more hurt after pickup truck and car collide, SC …
The two-vehicle collision happened April 15 in Sumter County, but the death wasn’t reported until a week later on Saturday, said Cpl. Tyler Tidwell.
At about 11:35 a.m., a 2007 Ford pickup with five people on board, was driving east on Myrtle Beach Highway, according to Tidwell. At an intersection, the pickup collided with a Toyota that was driving south on S.C. 527, Tidwell said.
The Toyota then ran off the right side of the road and hit a stop sign, according to Tidwell.
There were three people in the Toyota and all of them, along with all the occupants of Ford, were taken to area hospitals, Tidwell said. A passenger from the Toyota was the victim who died, according to Tidwell.
Further information on the conditions of the seven surviving victims was not available.
There was no word if anyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt.
Information about what caused the vehicles to collide was not available, but the wreck continues to be investigated by the Highway Patrol. There was no word if either of the drivers will face any criminal charges.
Through April 16, at least 257 people had died on South Carolina roads in 2023, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Last year, 1,091 people died in crashes in South Carolina, DPS reported.
At least 11 people have died in Sumter County crashes in 2023, according to DPS data. Last year, 30 deaths were reported in the county, DPS reported.