SCHP investigating fatal Dorchester Co. crash
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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