Victim in fatal Effingham accident identified

Victim in fatal Effingham accident identified

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A Florence County woman is behind bars after driving under the influence and causing a fatal accident early Sunday morning, according to LcPl. Matt Southern with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on Whippoorwill Road in Florence County around 12:40 a.m. 32-year-old Miranda Sabb, of Florence, was driving a 2008 Saturn eastbound on Whippoorwill Road when she collided with a 1995 Ford Explorer traveling westbound.

The driver of the Ford Explorer was pronounced dead at the scene. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said that Wallace Benedict White, 57, of Effingham, was killed in the crash.

Sabb was entrapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated. She was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Sabb has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death, driving under the influence, driving under suspension (third offense), open container, and unlawful storage or transportation of alcohol.

After being treated for her injuries, she was transferred to the Florence County Detention Center.

The accident remains under investigation.

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