1 killed, 2 hurt after SUV collides with tree in Darlington County

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Published: Nov. 28, 2021 at 9:58 AM EST
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DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - One person was killed and two others hurt after a crash in the Pee Dee on Saturday.

LCpl. Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened at around 9:15 p.m. on South Sansbury Road near Oak Stump Road.

Pye said the driver of a 2008 GMC SUV was heading north on South Sansbury Road when it ran off the road right and struck a tree.

The driver and a backseat passenger were both taken to the hospital with injuries, while a front-seat passenger died as a result of the crash.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee later identified the passenger who died as Robin Nichole Knotts, of Lamar.

All three occupants were not wearing seatbelts, according to Pye.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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