Fatality in head-on collision on US Hwy 321

WINNSBORO – A fatal head-on vehicle crash occurred on U. S. Highway 321, at approximately 1:55 p.m. Tuesday about two miles south of Winnsboro.

According to the SC Highway Patrol officer Joe Hovis  a 2003 GMC pickup was traveling North on US Hwy 321 when it crashed head on with a 2014 Dodge pickup truck traveling South.

The driver of the GMC, a 27-year-old female and a 17-year old male passenger, both of Winnsboro, were injured and transported to Palmetto Richland Hospital. The female was seatbelted and it was not determined whether the male passenger was wearing his seatbelt, according to the report.

Trooper Hovis reported that a second passenger, a 20-year-old female, was injured and succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Both passengers in the GMC were trapped and had to be mechanically extracted from the vehicle.

The driver of the Dodge truck, a 53-year-old male, of Winnsboro, was also injured and transported to Palmetto Richland, the report stated.

The accident is under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol and the Fairfield County Coroner’s office.

This story will be updated as information is available.

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