Three dead in crash between transit bus and SUV in Georgetown County

Georgetown County News

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – Emergency crews are responding to a serious crash in Georgetown County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Browns Ferry Road near Johnson Road in Georgetown around 7:19 AM.

The crash involved a transit bus for Williamsburg County traveling south on Highway 51, according to Williamsburg County Government, and a GMC Yukon SUV traveling north on the highway.

An official at the scene told News 2 that the one bus passenger and both the driver and passenger of the SUV are deceased.

Browns Ferry Road will be shut down for an extended period of time, according to highway patrol.

The scene is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol with help from the patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

Corporal Matt Southern says troopers are in the preliminary stages of the investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.

Motorists are asked to find an alternative route.

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