SCHP investigating double-fatal multi-vehicle wreck on HWY 61

SCHP investigating double-fatal multi-vehicle wreck on HWY 61
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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Troopers with the SCHP say they are investigating a double-fatal wreck in Colleton County.

The wreck occurred on Augusta Highway 61 at Horseshoe Lake Circle at approximately 1:50 p.m.

Three vehicles were involved in the wreck, according to SCHP.

A man was driving a 1999 GMC pick-up truck north on Highway 61. That vehicle went into the southbound lanes and side-swiped a 2008 Chrysler, and then hit a 2005 Ford SUV head-on, SCHP says.

The driver of the Ford SUV and the passenger were pronounced deceased on the scene. Three other passengers were in the Ford SUV, they were transported to Trident Main for minor injuries, SCHP says.

The driver of the 2008 Chrysler was also transported to Trident Main for his injuries.

Four people were trapped in a vehicle earlier at the scene, according to Colleton County Fire Department.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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