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A Friday morning crash near Wells Crossroad in eastern Orangeburg County claimed the life of a female.

Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the collision happened at 4:33 a.m. on U.S. Highway 176 just before Wells Crossroad.

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Jones said an eastbound 1996 Ford pickup, driven by a 35-year-old man, struck a 1994 westbound Honda in the westbound lane.

The pickup then overturned and caught fire, Jones said.

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The driver of the pickup, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. Jones said medics transported him to Trident Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the Honda died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt.

Just 12 hours prior, a 21-year-old man died in a three-vehicle collision in another region of the county.

The collision occurred at 4:50 p.m. on S.C. Highway 3 near S.C. Highway 389.

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A northbound 1980 Chevrolet pickup truck on Highway 3 attempted to pass a 2016 Toyota.

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The pickup truck ran head-on into a southbound 2011 activity bus. The Toyota then ran into a ditch.

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The driver of the pickup truck, a Barnwell resident, was killed in the crash. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the activity bus was wearing a seat belt. Medics transported him to a local hospital. He was the only occupant of the bus.

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The driver and passenger in the Toyota were wearing seat belts. They did not go to the hospital.

As of midmorning on Friday, there have been a total of 26 highway-related deaths in Orangeburg County this year. That’s up from 18 fatalities during this same time last year.

In 2016 and 2015, during the same time period, there were 19 and 17 fatalities, respectively.

This year in Bamberg County there has been one highway-related fatality and six in Calhoun County.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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