GREEN POND, S.C. (WCSC) - A woman was killed and a man injured in a two-car head-on collision early Monday morning, Colleton County Fire Rescue officials said.
The crash happened at approximately 4:41 a.m. on Highway 17 just south of Wood Road in the Green Pond Community. Colleton County Fire-Rescue say two vehicles collided in the southbound lanes spreading debris across the five lanes and blocking the roadway.
Lance Corporal Tyler Tidwell with Highway Patrol said the vehicles involved in the incident were a 2007 BMW 325i and a 2000 Nissan Xterra.
According to Tidwell, the BMW was traveling southbound and the Xterra was traveling southbound.
“One of the vehicles then struck the other,” said Tidwell who reported that the investigation into the incident is continuing.
The Xterra was overturned in the middle of the highway and the impact broke the engine completely out of the vehicle, firefighters say. The Xterra driver was being taken to MUSC when she went into cardiac arrest, and crews diverted to Colleton County Medical Center where she later died from her injuries, firefighters say.
First responders took the driver of the BMW to MUSC to be treated for multiple, non-life threatening traumatic injuries and a head injury, crews said.
Poor weather conditions meant that no medical helicopters could fly to the scene. The roadway was closed for two hours until the collision could be cleared, firefighters say.
The Colleton County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the victim.