Latta teen dies in weekend collision

Smithboro, SC - MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is releasing more details into a fatal collision that killed a 19-year-old from Latta late Saturday night.

According to officials, the two-vehicle accident occurred Saturday around 11 p.m. near Smithboro along Highway 41 near the intersection of SC-917. A 1995 GMC pick-up truck collided with a 1997 Chevrolet pick-up truck after crossing the center line of Highway 41.

The driver of the 1995 GMC truck, identified as Remiro Rivera, 19, of Latta, died as the result of injuries sustained during the accident.

The driver of the Chevrolet truck, according to the SCHP, was transported to a local hospital.

Rivera was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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