SCHP investigating fatal Dorchester Co. crash

Published: Jul. 9, 2015 at 10:17 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2015 at 11:54 PM EDT
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Photo Source: Chevelle Leigh
Photo Source: Chevelle Leigh

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Highway patrol is investigating a deadly Thursday morning accident in Dorchester County.

Troopers say two Colleton County residents were killed in the collision near Jellico's landing on Highway 17.

The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. on US Hwy 17-A approximately a mile east of the Edisto River, Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said.

A pickup truck and an SUV collided head-on then a third vehicle, another pickup truck that had been following behind the SUV crashed into it, causing the SUV to overturn into a ditch.

The crash blocked the entire highway and Dorchester and Colleton County Sheriff's Deputies rerouted traffic off of US Hwy 17-A for three hours until the accident was cleared.

A Walterboro man is being treated at Colleton County Medical Center. There is no word on his condition.

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