A father and his two daughters died in Monday’s crash on Interstate 26, according to the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office.
The people killed in the crash were 37-year-old Thomas Rusgrove, 14-year-old Esther Rusgrove and 11-year-old Jennie Ruth Rusgrove. They all lived on Longhope Road in Todd, North Carolina.
All died of blunt force trauma.
The collision occurred Monday afternoon when a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer crossed over the median and struck a 2008 Toyota van head-on at mile marker 154, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones.
A medical helicopter transported a fourth occupant of the van to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
EMS transported the driver of the tractor-trailer to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.