Head-on collision results in fatality

WINNSBORO – A fatal head-on vehicle crash occurred Tuesday, Feb. 5, on U.S. Highway 321, at approximately 1:52 p.m. Tuesday about two miles south of Winnsboro.

According to SC Highway Patrol officer Joe Hovis, a 2003 GMC pickup truck was traveling North on U.S. Hwy 321 and a 2014 Dodge pickup truck was traveling South on U.S. Hwy 321.

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. It was not determined whether the male passenger was seatbelted according to the report.

Trooper Hovis reported that a second passenger, Elizabeth Rhianna Harsey of Winnsboro 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 report stated.

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 remains under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol and the Fairfield County Cororner’s office.

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