Motorist killed after car hits tree in Orangeburg Co.

A motorist was killed over the weekend after trying to pass a turning pickup truck in Orangeburg County, troopers say.

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials say the wreck happened on Whisperwood Drive, off Russell Street, around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers said the driver of a pickup truck was attempting to make a left turn when the driver of a car tried to pass, ran off the road and crashed into a tree.

The victim has not been identified. No one in the pickup truck was hurt, troopers said.

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