Coroner identifies 2 killed in fatal crash near St. George

Coroner identifies 2 killed in fatal crash near St. George
The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says a major traffic accident on Highway 15 North has shut down the highway. (Source: Gray News)

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner says two people were killed Friday in a crash involving a car and a tractor trailer near St. George.

Corey Lee Legette, 25, of Reevesville and his passenger, Deidre Ronda Hodnett, 43, of Hanahan were killed when Legette attempted to overtake another vehicle on Highway 15 North and struck the truck head-on, Coroner Paul Brouthers said.

Both Legette and Hodnett were pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Lt. Rick Carson said the crash is in the area of Duncan Chapel Road and Seven Mile Road.

It shut down Highway 15 North between I-26 and U.S. 178 while crews responded, South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Matt Southern said.

Dorchester County EMS and Dorchester County Fire and Rescue also responded.

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