Two dead after weekend crashes in Orangeburg County

South Carolina Highway Patrol
South Carolina Highway Patrol(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM EDT
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people are dead after separate crashes in Orangeburg County over the weekend, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Around 11:50 a.m. Sunday, troopers say a 2010 Toyota sport utility vehicle was traveling north on U.S. 15 near Theater Drive. The driver of the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. The driver was the only occupant and is deceased.

The driver was wearing a seat belt, and the incident is still under investigation.

And on Saturday, someone was struck and killed as they stood on Highway 26 near mile marker 142.

Troopers say the accident happened at around 4:57 a.m. on Saturday. A 2012 Subaru SUV hit the individual. Both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts, and neither were injured.

The identity of the pedestrian has not yet been released.

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