FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Tuesday afternoon accident has claimed the life of a baby in Florence County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said the accident occurred around 3:10 p.m. along Big Swamp Road near Pamplico when a 1990 Honda vehicle ran off the roadway.
According to Collins, the vehicle hit a ditch and a tree before overturning. Several people were taken to the hospital and a nine-month-old baby was killed.
Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews has identified that baby as Julia Suzanne Mullins, of Pamplico. Her body has been sent to the Medical University of South Carolina for an autopsy.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate whether or not the victims were all properly restrained in the vehicle when it overturned.