Winnsboro Man Dies in Florence County Car Crash

PAMPLICO, S.C. – A Winnsboro man was killed last Friday when the 2009 Toyota pickup truck he was driving collided with a U-Haul truck on Highway 378 near the town of Pamplico in Florence County. Also killed in the accident was the driver of the U-Haul, Aaron Richard Olson, 29, of Chipley, Fla.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said Elliot Wesley Qualls, 23, of 233 Flora Circle in Winnsboro was traveling east on Highway 378 when his Toyota crossed the center line at approximately 10:55 p.m., striking Olson’s U-Haul head-on just a few yards from Sheminally Road in Pamplico. Olson, who was in the process of moving to the area from Florida, was traveling west at the time of the accident. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. Both vehicles were on a straightaway section of the two-lane Highway 378 when the collision occurred.

The accident remained under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol at press time.