2 identified as victims in fatal collision on Edgefield Highway
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people were killed when a dump truck and car collided head-on this morning on Edgefield Highway.
Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables identified the pair as 30-year-old Alexander Fowler and 25-year-old Tiana Posey. Both were not wearing seatbelts.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred when a southbound 2020 Toyota Camry crossed the center line of the two-lane highway, South Carolina 19, around 5:50 a.m. near Lake Shore Drive.
The Camry collided with a northbound 2021 Peterbilt dump truck.
Neither of the two people in the Camry wore a seat belt, and both died in the crash, according to the agency.
The dump truck’s only occupant, a driver who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the agency.
Even before the sun was fully up, traffic was jammed on roadway for miles south of the crash. Southbound vehicles were finally starting to move slowly by 7 a.m. at the scene that’s near the Edgefield County line but a couple of miles within Aiken County.
Agencies started leaving the scene around 9 a.m.
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