Ridgeway Man Killed, 3 Injured in Collision

RIDGEWAY (Jan. 8, 2016) – A Ridgeway man was killed Monday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 21 that also sent three others to the emergency room.

The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office said Richard Durham, 46, of 246 Carolina Drive, Ridgeway, was killed on impact when his 1991 Nissan pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic at approximately 10:15 a.m.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Durham was traveling north on Highway 21 near Roller Coaster Road, approximately 7.8 miles north of Ridgeway, when he crossed into the southbound lane. Durham’s pickup truck slammed head-on into a 2013 Hyundai driven by Kurt Fleshman, 52, of Winnsboro. Fleshman and two passengers were transported by EMS to Richland Memorial Hospital. Their condition was not known at press time. All parties were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision, the Highway Patrol said.

At press time, the cause of the accident was still under investigation.