Elderly Darlington man dies in crash, teen charged

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A Darlington man is dead following a crash in the Pee Dee Friday, according to Darlington County Coroner JT Hardee.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Rogers Road and SC Hwy 340 or Timmonsville Highway around 3:30 p.m. Friday, according to Lance Corporal Brent Kelly with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Kelly explains that a 1991 Mazda was driving south on Timmonsville Highway when it struck a 2001 GMC SUV that was traveling on Rogers Road and disregarded the stop sign.

The 73-year-old male driver of the Mazda was transported to McLeod Hospital for treatment of his injuries. His 84-year-old passenger was transported to McLeod also, where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.

The 18-year-old driver of the SUV was not injured and has been charged for disregarding the stop sign. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt.

The name of the man killed in the crash has not been released as authorities work to notify his family.

The Darlington County Coroners Office and the Highway Patrol will continue to investigate this incident.

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