NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A weekend road trip to Atlanta ended tragically for a North Charleston man.
The Newberry County Coroner says 26-year-old Steve Allen Kaufmann of North Charleston was killed in a crash Sunday night on Interstate 26 near Little Mountain. Coroner Craig Newton said Kaufmann was returning to Charleston with two friends after a weekend trip to Atlanta when he died in the crash.
The wreck occurred just after 6 p.m. Sunday near the Lexington County line. The vehicle Kaufmann was riding in crashed into another vehicle heading east on I-26.
Kaufmann was a passenger in the rear-right seat and was wearing a seatbelt. He died at the scene.
Kaufmann's friends were taken to Columbia-area hospitals.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.