Two people killed in Orangeburg County crash Friday night
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Two people killed in Orangeburg County crash Friday night

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Two people died in a head-on collision Friday night in Orangeburg County, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern.

The collision happened at 10:10 p.m. on Bass Drive near Friendship Road.

A 2005 Toyota Camry was traveling north on Bass Drive when it attempted to pass another vehicle. It struck a 2001 Camry head-on.

The drivers of the Toyotas were trapped in their vehicles and died at the scene. Both were wearing seat belts and were the sole occupants of their vehicles.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

The identities of the crash victims have not yet been released by the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office.

It was the second crash in less than a week to kill two people.

Two Neeses men died in a head-on collision on Tuesday. They were 71-year-old Ronald C. Bolin and 73-year-old James F. Gleaton.

The collision occurred on Savannah Highway near North when their vehicle was struck by an oncoming vehicle that crossed the center line.

It has been a deadly two weeks on area roads.

A pedestrian was killed Wednesday, Nov. 27, on U.S. Highway 321. Timothy Singleton, 45, of 402 Winchester Ave., Norway, died of blunt force trauma due to the accident.

A driver was also killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday, Nov. 29 near Bowman when a vehicle struck a tree and caught on fire. The victim could not be readily identified.

Samuel Aull, 40, of Big Buck Boulevard, Orangeburg, died in a one-vehicle collision in the Bowman area on Monday, Dec. 2.

The crash occurred when a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck ran off the right side of U.S. Highway 178, struck a ditch and then struck a culvert.

Orangeburg County has seen 38 people die on its roads so far this year, compared to 37 during the same time the year before.

Calhoun County has seen two people die on its roads during the past year, compared to seven during the year before.

In Bamberg County, no people have died on state roads and highways so far this year. Three people died during the same period last year.


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