1 person killed by car accident in Orangeburg County

South Carolina Highway Patrol
South Carolina Highway Patrol(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 12:17 PM EDT
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person is dead after a car accident in Orangeburg County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 5:45 a.m. Saturday on State Highway 389 near Cornflower Road.

The head-on collision happened when a 2017 Kia Soul, traveling west on highway 389, crossed over the line and struck a Freightliner semi-truck.

The victim was the driver of the Kia Soul, who was the only person in the car at the time of the accident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the accident.

Details about the victim’s identity are limited at this time but we have reached out to the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office for more information.

The crash was the latest in several deadly ones that have happened in the past few days in Orangeburg County:

  • Just before 5:45 a.m. Wednesday on U.S 321 just south of Woodford, a 2009 Lexus sedan was traveling south on the highway when it collided with a tractor-trailer entering the highway from Arts Lane. The driver of the big-rig was not hurt, but the driver of the sedan died at the scene, according to troopers.
  • A 2017 Ford Fiesta was traveling north on Highway 601, five miles north of Orangeburg, when it crossed the center of the road, struck a tree and rolled over just after 5 p.m. Sept. 25. In addition to the person who died, a 23-year-old male in the vehicle who was injured and taken to the hospital.
  • One person died a few days after a single-vehicle accident that happened around 7:35 a.m. Sept. 28 on U.S. Highway 301 about three miles north of Orangeburg. The car, a 2008 Pontiac, was going south on U.S. 301 when the vehicle crossed the median and over turned in a ditch. The driver was taken to a local hospital, while the other four occupants were transported to several different hospitals. One of those people died.