COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a head on collision on Highway 17 and Merrick Road Friday morning.
It happened around 5:42am. Officials say an F150 truck was heading north on 17 when they ran off the road, over-corrected, and struck a tractor trailer in the opposite lane head on.
The driver of the F150 was killed and the driver of the tractor trailer, identified as 70-year-old Jimmie Broughton, was transported to the hospital, though the extent of his injuries are unknown.
The accident is still under investigation.