DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) on Tuesday responded to a double-fatal collision on East Main Street near Schoolhouse Road in Dorchester County.
According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the accident occurred around 7:48 p.m.
SCHP says that a 2005 Chevy Tahoe was driving eastbound on US 178 when it ran off of the road, overcorrected, and crossed the median. It was then struck in the passenger’s side by a 2007 freightliner, which was driving westbound on US 178.
The driver of the Chevy was partially ejected and died on scene. The passenger died on scene as well.
The driver of the freightliner was taken to a nearby hospital.
Editor’s note: This story is breaking and will be updated.