Victims identified in deadly head-on collision in Berkeley Co.

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Emergency crews respond to a fatal accident near Summerville. (Source: Gene Edwards / Live 5 News)
Emergency crews respond to a fatal accident near Summerville. (Source: Gene Edwards / Live 5 News)
Emergency crews respond to a fatal accident near Summerville.
Emergency crews respond to a fatal accident near Summerville.

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Two people who were killed after a head-on collision in Berkeley County Friday morning have been identified.

According to the coroner's office, 48-year-old Ralph Daniels of Summerville and 38-year-old David Rudd both died of body trauma.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol say the two men were driving separate pick-up trucks when they collided around 6:30 a.m. Friday on US-176 near Cooper Store Road in the Lebanon community.

Officials confirmed that both men were killed and neither was wearing a seat belt. According to Berkeley County EMS, Rudd was airlifted and taken to MUSC, but was later pronounced dead.

According to highway patrol, the first truck, a 2009 pickup truck, was traveling east on US-176. The second car, a 2000 Chevy pickup truck, was traveling west when it crossed the centerline and struck the first truck head-on.

US 176 was closed for several hours, but has since been reopened to traffic in both directions.  The collision is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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