Weekend accidents kill two drivers in the region

Car runs into electrical pole at Coleman Bridge Rd and Quattlebaum Rd
Car runs into electrical pole at Coleman Bridge Rd and Quattlebaum Rd(WRDW)
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 8:48 PM EDT
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AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A single-vehicle accident temporarily knocked out a power circuit in a northern portion of Aiken County and resulted in the death of the driver.

On Sunday at 6:15 p.m., an SUV overturned and ran into an electrical pole at Coleman Bridge Road and Quattlebaum Road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to Aiken Electric, the electrical pole the driver hit caused the local power circuit for the area to shut off.

The collision also caused the vehicle to catch fire.

The identity of the driver has not been released at this time.

Aiken Electric was able to restore power to the area by 8:30 p.m.

In Orangeburg County

In the early hours of Sunday morning, troopers say a driver died after their vehicle overturned several times in the Orangeburg area.

SCHP responded to the crash around 4:15 a.m. on S.C. Highway 6 near Red Bank Road.

A 2009 Toyota four-door was traveling west on the highway and went off the left side of the road, hit a drainage ditch, and overturned several times, according to Master Trooper David Jones.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital and later died.

The crash remains under investigation. The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office has not yet identified the victim.

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