Coroner identifies man killed in wreck involving semi, school bus

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The coroner's office has identified a 64-year-old man who was killed after a three-vehicle wreck involving a school bus, a tractor-trailer and a pickup.

Authorities say Elix McDowell of Timmonsville died in the Monday evening accident outside of Kingstree.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say the wreck happened on Highway 52 about 8 miles north of Kingstree.  Troopers say the bus and the tractor-trailer were stopped when the pickup driver crashed into the back of the semi, which then hit the back of the bus.

The driver in the pickup truck was killed.  Two children were on the bus at the time of the wreck. The children, the bus driver and the semi driver were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Troopers said the road was blocked for three hours.

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