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One person died, one injured in car crash in Union County: SC Police

By Vaseline May30,2024



One driver was killed and another injured in a head-on collision on Wednesday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The two-vehicle collision happened in Union County around 1:50 p.m., Master Trooper Gary Miller said Thursday.

A 2011 Honda sedan was traveling north on Jerusalem Road and collided with a southbound 2015 Chevrolet sedan near the intersection with Countryside Drive, Miller said.

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The Chevy driver died, Miller said.

The Union County Coroner’s Office has not publicly identified the Chevy driver.

According to Miller, the Honda driver was injured and taken to an area hospital. No further information about the driver’s condition was available.

Miller said the drivers were the only people in the respective cars and no other injuries were reported.

It was not stated whether any of the drivers were wearing seat belts.

Information about the cause of the collision between the cars was not available, but the crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 357 people had died on South Carolina roadways in 2024 through May 22. Last year, 1,030 people died in accidents in South Carolina, DPS reported.

At least seven people have died in crashes in Union County in 2024, according to DPS data. There were six deaths reported in the county in 2023, DPS said.

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