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Victim identified in fatal traffic accident on Pamplico Highway in Florence Co.

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A person was killed after a two vehicle head-on collision on Pamplico Highway (SC-51), just north of Cato Road, in Florence County on Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m., according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Lance Cpl. Judd Jones reports the driver who was killed was driving a 1987 Mazda. The male victim was transported to Carolinas Hospital System where they died from injuries suffered in the crash. 

Florence County Coroner Keith VonLutcken identified the victim as 67-year-old James Stevenson Hudson of Effingham.

The driver of a 2003 Kia SUV was transported to McLeod Regional Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Cpl. Jones says the 1987 Mazda was traveling north on SC-51 and the 2003 Kia SUV was traveling south, when the driver of the 1987 Mazda went into southbound lane, striking the 2003 Kia SUV head on.

The accident remains under investigation by the SCHP.

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