Teen dies in head-to-head collision on Hwy. 52

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - An 18-year-old Moncks Corner teen is dead after his vehicle collided with a truck early Saturday morning.

Berkeley County Corner Bill Salisbury says Angel Chavez Salazar was traveling north in the south bound lane on Hwy. 52 at 1:30 a.m. Salazar's sedan hit a Chevy S-10 head-on.

Officials say Salazar was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma to the chest.

The driver of the truck was flown to MUSC by helicopter with serious injuries.

Salisbury says Salazar was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. A toxicology test will be done to determine if alcohol was a factor.

The accident was investigated by the Berkeley County Coroner's Office and the Moncks Corner Police Department.

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