One person dead in Orangeburg wrong-way collision

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - One person has died and another person was hospitalized after a wrong-way crash early Friday morning.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the collision happened on US 301 around 5:20 a.m.

Troopers say a 1992 Mercury was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when it collided with a northbound vehicle.

The driver of the northbound vehicle died on the scene. The driver of the Mercury was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities have not released the identity of the victim.

No charges have been filed.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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