Officials: Woman ejected from SUV, killed on I-95

The overturned Jeep in the median. (Source: Colleton Fire & Rescue)
The overturned Jeep in the median. (Source: Colleton Fire & Rescue)

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A Florida woman was killed and two others were injured early Sunday morning on I-95 in Colleton County after authorities say she was ejected from a SUV during a crash.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck happened in the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 66 around 12:30 a.m.

Corporal Bob Beres said a man behind the wheel of a 1992 Jeep Cherokee drove off the right side of the road before overcorrecting, striking several trees, and overturning in the median.

Colleton County Fire and Rescue officials said the victim was thrown about 20 feet from the Jeep. Beres said she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck.

The two occupants who were wearing seatbelts were able to crawl out of the overturned SUV. They were taken to Colleton Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to rescue officials.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Tuesday the woman's family had not yet arrived from Florida to positively identify her.

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