Coroner identifies two killed in crash involving 18-wheeler and SUV

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office says two people died Tuesday night in a crash near Harleyville.

Hunter Gage Johnson, 21, of Moncks Corner; and Jennifer M. Rocha, 27, of North Charleston died when their vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, was struck in the side by a bobtail truck tractor on US 178, Coroner Paul Brouthers said.

The crash happened at approximately 7:43 p.m. on US-178 near Schoolhouse Road about four miles west of Harleyville, according to the Highway Patrol. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by 8:45 p.m.

Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell said a 2005 Chevy Tahoe ran off the roadway, overcorrected, crossed the centerline and was struck in the passenger side by a 2007 Freightliner.

EMS took the driver of the Freightliner to Trident Medical Center.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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