Head-on crash claims the life of Allendale 79-year old

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ALLENDALE COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- An Allendale County wreck left one person dead, according to authorities.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the two-vehicle crash occurred at 8:14 a.m. Monday on Highway 278.

The patrol said a 2000 Mazda pickup truck was traveling west on the highway as a 2017 Volkswagen Passat driven by a Barnwell 20-year-old was traveling east.

The Passat crossed the center line and collided with the pickup head-on, according to the patrol.

The driver of the pickup, 79-year old Ernestine Hobbs, of Allendale, was trapped and died on the scene, according to authorities. The pickup driver was wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported.

The driver of the Passat, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown to Augusta University Medical Center.

Each vehicle was only occupied by its driver.

Troopers are still investigating the accident, and the patrol said charges are pending when the investigation is complete.

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