Victim killed after head-on crash in the Pee Dee identified

Victim killed after head-on crash in the Pee Dee identified

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One person was killed following a head-on crash Tuesday night.

According to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 8:25 p.m. on U.S. 378 at the Florence-Marion County line.

A 2011 Mercedes-Benz SUV was traveling westbound on U.S. 378 when the vehicle collided head-on with a 2008 Honda CRV traveling east, Collins said.

The driver of the Honda was killed, while the operator of the Mercedes-Benz was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the victim as 43-year-old Latonya Moore Austin, of Gresham.

No charges have been filed, according to Collins. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

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