A three-vehicle accident claimed the lives of two people on Thursday night, April 29. The Dorchester County crash was confirmed by the South Carolina Highway Patrol on Friday morning but officials have not named the victims.
Master Trooper Brian Lee said the accident took place at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Dorchester Road close to Patriot Boulevard.
It involved a 2010 CARTA bus, a 2014 Toyota Corolla, and a 2016 Kia Optima.
According to troopers, the Toyota went over the median, hit the Kia and the bus, and subsequently overturned. Both occupants of the Kia died at the scene.
Lee said Emergency Medical Services transported the driver of the Toyota to a hospital. No information was provided on the individual’s condition.
Following the Dorchester County crash, one lane of Dorchester Road remained closed until just after 6 a.m. on Friday.
Meanwhile, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast has released the name of the man who was killed in a crash on I-77 in York County on Tuesday. He is 74-year-old William Dunlap.
The single-vehicle accident occurred after 1 p.m. on Tuesday on the southbound side of the interstate close to mile marker 89.
Master Trooper Gary Miller said the elderly man was driving a 2010 Kia Rio that struck the median on the left side of the highway and then went off the right side. The car struck a tree and caught on fire.
Miller said Dunlap was the only person in the vehicle.
Records from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety show that 15 people have died in vehicle accidents in York County for the year so far.
If your loved one died in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A South Carolina car accident lawyer can assist you with your case.