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Two people killed, one hospitalized after multi-vehicle accident in Dorchester Co.

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 8:11 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 2:38 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Highway Patrol officials said two people died and one person was hospitalized following an accident involving four vehicles in Dorchester County Friday morning.

It happened in the area Highway 17-Alternate near Canaan Road around 6:25 a.m.

Lance Cpl. Nick Pye said it started when a 2010 Ford pickup that was traveling north on the highway collided with a box truck that was traveling south.

According to Pye, the pickup then collided with a 2010 Nissan Sedan. A 2018 Nissan SUV then struck the sedan, SCHP officials said.

The drivers of the Ford pickup truck and Nissan sedan suffered fatal injuries, and the driver of the Nissan SUV was transported to the hospital. Pye said the driver of the box truck was not injured in the incident.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation.

Both sides of Highway 17A reopened Friday afternoon, nearly five hours the crash which closed down all lanes earlier on Friday. Dorchester County Sheriff’s Lt. Rick Carson said the lanes reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m.

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the victims.

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