SCHP investigating fatal accident in Florence County

Published: Sep. 6, 2011 at 8:49 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2011 at 9:53 PM EDT
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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a collision resulting in a fatality Tuesday afternoon.

According to the agency's website, the accident occurred along Old River Road just before 2 p.m. near Doub Lane.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said the collision occurred when the driver of a 1995 Toyota traveling south on Old River Road crossed the center line and struck a 2011 Nissan traveling north.

The driver of the Nissan was killed in the collision, and Collins said the driver of the Toyota was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to Collins.

The incident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Collins said once the investigation is concluded, the team will decide if any charges will be filed against the driver at fault.

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