Three people died in a head-on collision Saturday on Interstate 26
The collision occurred at about 12:45 p.m. near mile marker 137 as a Nissan Altima traveling east crossed the median into the westbound lane, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.
The Altima ran head-on into an RV traveling west on I-26, killing one person in the Altima and two people in the RV.
The collision remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The person in the Altima who died was Tyrica Shuler, 27, of Orangeburg, according to Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth. The occupants of the RV who died were Bobby Knox, 67, and Donna Knox, 63, both of Statesville, N.C.
Five people have died on Calhoun County’s roads so far this year, compared to one during the same time last year, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
No one has died on Bamberg County’s roads so far this year, the same as last year.
Four people have died on Orangeburg County’s roads this year, compared to two during the same time last year.
As of Feb. 16, 108 people had died on South Carolina highways, compared to 100 highway deaths during the same time period in 2014