Person dead after two-vehicle crash in Florence Co.

Person dead after two-vehicle crash in Florence Co.
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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A two-vehicle crash in Florence County has left one person dead, according to Florence County Coroner Keith vonLutcken.

The victim was identified as Barry Crocker, 86 of Timmonsville.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway patrol said that originally this was reported as a fatal crash and when troopers arrived at the hospital to gather more information they were informed the victim was not dead.

A short time later, Crocker died of injuries he received..

The crash happened at 1:20 p.m. on Highway 52 near Effingham Highway and McCall Farms when the driver of a Chevy Impala pulled out in front of a Chevy Truck that was headed Southbound.

Collins said the Impala failed to yield the right away and was struck by the Chevy Truck.

The driver of the Impala was injured and sent to the hospital, both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The incident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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