A Williamsburg County Transit bus and a sports utility vehicle were involved in a weekend crash in Georgetown, South Carolina. The incident happened on Saturday morning.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is probing the circumstances of the accident which occurred at around 7:19 a.m. along Browns Ferry Road near Johnson Road.
Two occupants of the SUV and one passenger on the bus were killed.
The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office has identified them as Kellen Graves, 42, of Kingstree; Kyle Wilson, 42, of Andrews, and Cedric Riddick, 33, of Kingstree.
Georgetown EMS Assistant Chief, Tony Hucks, revealed that all three individuals died on the scene.
Because of the crash, Browns Ferry Road had to be closed for nearly nine hours.
This was the second serious crash in two years to occur on that roadway involving a Williamsburg County Transit bus.
In March 2019, 22 passengers and the driver of a vehicle had to be taken to hospital after a bus and another vehicle collided.
The Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is in the preliminary stages of investigating the weekend crash in Georgetown.
More information is expected to be released as it becomes available.
Meanwhile, a six-year-old girl died after being ejected from a vehicle during a car crash in Fairfield County on Friday.
She has been identified as Sahliyah Haynes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The vehicle in which she was traveling left the roadway and flipped several times on I-77.
Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill said Haynes died at the scene.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office are still investigating the crash.
If you lost a loved one in a crash or you suffered serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. A South Carolina car accident lawyer can assist you in building a case.