Fatal accident kills 1 in Florence County

Posted on May 24, 2010

An early morning traffic accident left one person dead in Florence County and two others injured.

The accident occurred when a man's SUV broke down on Claussen Road shortly after midnight. The man was struck and killed by a 1998 Chevrolet pick-up truck while he attempted to move his car out of the road. The truck hit the man after passing another vehicle legally.

The victim died at the scene from his injuries. Both the driver and the passenger of the pick-up truck were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The incident is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The names of the victim and others involved have not yet been released.

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