A 57-year-old man died Monday afternoon when someone ran into his truck near Holly Hill, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
James Lamar “Slim” Day of Holly Hill was transported to Palmetto Health Richland after the accident. He died at the hospital.
The collision occurred at 3:41 p.m. as Day was driving his 1986 Chevrolet truck north on S.C. Highway 453.
A 2014 Chevrolet sedan, traveling on Boyer Road, attempted to cross S.C. Highway 453. The sedan struck Day’s truck on the front driver’s side, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Orangeburg County EMS transported the driver of the sedan to the hospital. She sustained minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
The driver of the sedan was wearing a seatbelt. Day was not.
Day is the third person to die due to a traffic accident in Orangeburg County this year.
This time last year, there were five highway-related fatalities in Orangeburg County.
As of March 11, 145 people have died on South Carolina’s highways, compared to 193 highway deaths during the same time period in 2017.
Of the 106 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2018, 58 were not wearing seat belts.
Through March 11, 22 pedestrians have died compared to 32 in 2017; 13 motorcyclists have died compared to 16 in 2017; and two bicyclists have died compared to four in 2017 on state roads and highways.