One dead, another injured following Colleton Co. car accident

One dead, another injured following Colleton Co. car accident
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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - One person is dead and another injured following a car accident in Colleton County this past weekend.

SCHP officials say the accident happened on Sniders Highway near Sineath Road in Islandton Saturday evening.

According to Colleton County Fire and Rescue Department officials, a car left the roadway and struck a large pine tree trapping the driver and passenger.

"Bystanders were able to force open the passenger door and remove the female passenger prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue," CCFR officials said. "She was in cardiac arrest."

CCFR officials said a second ambulance was requested for the driver who suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries.

Both the driver and the passenger were taken to the hospital.

Authorities say the passenger was taken to Trident where she died Sunday night.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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