Authorities investigating fatal 2-vehicle crash near Colleton County

Colleton County News

Dorchester, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) is investigating a fatal 2-vehicle crash near the Colleton County line.

Troopers say the collision took place early Wednesday morning on US 17A and Sampit Rd. around 10:15 a.m.

Two units were involved: a 2020 tractor trailer and a 2002 Toyota Highlander.

Both vehicles were traveling north on US 17A when the Toyota attempted to make a U-turn. The tractor trailer struck the Toyota in the drivers side door, and the Toyota rolled over in a ditch. The driver was the sole occupant, was wearing a seatbelt, and was entrapped. SCHP said that the driver died on site. The Dorchester County Coroner has identified the victim as Jeffrey Allen Collins (56) of Walterboro.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

SCHP is investigating.

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