1 dead, 2 injured in Marion County car crash

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

A late night car crash in Marion County Saturday night left one dead and two others injured. The wreck occurred around 11 pm on SC 41 near Smithboro.

Ramiro Rivera, 19, of Latta, drove his 1995 GMC pickup truck into oncoming traffic striking a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck. Rivera died from the multiple injuries he sustained in the accident. His passenger, Paul Neil Johnson, of Mullins, was injured and remains in the ICU following the wreck.

The driver of the Chevrolet was also taken to the hospital for injuries. The coroner's office reports that alcohol was involved in the crash. The accident is still under investigation by Highway Patrol.

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