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Fatal crashes kill 2 people in Orangeburg County

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Published: Oct. 11, 2020 at 11:22 PM EDT
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Separate wrecks over the weekend claimed two lives in Orangeburg County.

Highway 321 near Crim Road

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a fatal collision Sunday morning.

Officials say a 2014 Kia sedan was travelling south on Highway 321 near Crim Road, when the vehicle went off the road, hit a ditch, then a utility pole, and overturned multiple times.

The driver of the sedan was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead on the scene.

SCHP says the crash happened around 3 a.m.

The identity of the driver has not yet been released.

I-26 at mile marker 164

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a head on collision that happened Saturday morning on Interstate 26 at mile marker 164 in Orangeburg County.

Law enforcement officials say a 2018 Kia Optima was traveling Eastbound when it was struck head on by a Jeep SUV. The driver of the Kia Optima was wearing a seatbelt, but died at the scene.

The Jeep SUV had two occupants and both have been transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

There is no further information and we are working to get the identity of the driver of the Kia Optima.

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