UPDATE: 2 dead, 1 injured after accident on Storm Branch Road

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Friday, May 3, 2013

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WRDW) -- Two people were killed and another injured in an accident on Storm Branch Road Friday night.

Officials say 56-year-old Wanda G. Rhoad was driving northbound when she lost control of her truck, left the roadway and hit a tree near Pine Log Road.

A witness says the car traveling at a high speed, and officials say alcohol containers were found inside the truck.

Rhoad was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple body trauma. Toxicology is pending.

Her front seat passenger, 49-year-old Kenneth Dixon, was pronounced dead soon after getting to the hospital. Dixon died from multiple body trauma. Officials say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

A third passenger, whose name has not been released, was also taken to the hospital. His status is unknown at this time.

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