Truck driver killed in crash on Midlands Road, says SC Highway Patrol

One person was killed Tuesday when a pickup truck slammed into a tree near a Midlands road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The single-vehicle collision happened around 5:30 p.m. in Orangeburg County, Lance Cpl. said Nick Pye.

A 2010 Ford was driving east on Vance Road, and near the intersection with US 15, the pickup pulled off the left side of the road, according to Pye. It’s near exit 93 on Interstate 95.

The van hit a tree and the driver died, Pye said.

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

No other injuries were reported.

There was no word if the driver was wearing a seatbelt.

No information on why the pickup veered off the road was available, but the crash continues to be investigated by Highway Patrol.

This is the second fatal collision in Orangeburg County since Sunday.

A 2009 Toyota four-door was traveling west on SC 6 on Sunday and left the left side of the road near Red Bank Road, where it hit a culvert and rolled over several times, the Master Trooper said David Jones.

As of Sunday, 628 people had died on South Carolina roads in 2022, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Last year, 1,194 people died in crashes in South Carolina, DPS reported.

At least 21 people have died in Orangeburg County crashes in 2022, DPS reported. Last year, 45 deaths were reported there, according to DPS data.

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