Two people were killed in York County car crashes on Tuesday, March 2. The first accident was a single-vehicle wreck that occurred around 12:10 a.m. on Flint Hill Road to the north of Fort Mill.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said a 2002 Chevrolet SUV was going north when it went off the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle overturned and the driver died at the scene.
Hovis said the unnamed individual was not wearing a seatbelt. Deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office helped troopers to close off Flint Hill Road for several hours. The Flint Hill Fire Department was among the agencies that responded to the scene.
The other crash also involved only one vehicle. It happened after 7 p.m. on S.C. 49, about three miles to the south of Sharon.
Hovis said a 2012 Nissan veered off the side of the road and struck multiple trees. This driver was also not wearing a seatbelt and the individual died at the scene.
The York County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety are investigating the collision.
For the year so far, at least five people have been killed in York County car crashes. Two died inside the Rock Hill city limits. In 2020, 35 people were killed on the roads of York County.
Meanwhile, 139 people have died in South Carolina this year, an increase from the 118 recorded for the same period in 2020.
If your loved one dies in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of losses. A South Carolina car accident lawyer can investigate the matter and advise you on how to proceed.