COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Emergency officials say five people were injured and three horses died following an accident on Rehoboth Road near Cottageville Thursday night.
Authorities say the accident happened a half mile north of Cottageville when an SUV crashed into three horses which were in the roadway.
According to authorities, the wreck killed one of the horses and severely injured the other two. The two injured horses then died at the scene within an hour.
Emergency personnel said that the SUV suffered heavy damage. Two adults and three children, who were in the SUV, were transported to Colleton Medical Center for treatment.
Traffic on Rehoboth Road was completely blocked for over an hour. Law Enforcement detoured the traffic until the vehicle and animals could be removed.