One person was killed early Wednesday morning when run over by a tractor trailer and then an SUV, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The deadly collisions happened at about 3:35 a.m. on a section of Interstate 95 running through Darlington County, said Lance Cpl. William Bennett.
Both a 2000 Kenworth tractor trailer and a 2003 Toyota SUV were driving south on I-95, according to Bennett. Near the 168 mile marker, both vehicles hit a pedestrian, Bennett said.
The Darlington County Coroner’s Office has not publicly identified the pedestrian.
In addition to the two drivers, there was a passenger in the tractor trailer, and none of those people were hurt, according to Bennett. No other injuries were reported.
There was no word if any of the occupants of the tractor trailer and SUV were wearing seat belts.
Information about what led to both vehicles hitting the pedestrian was not available, but the crashes continue to be investigated by the Highway Patrol.
This was the second fatal crash in Darlington County in less than a week. On Friday, one person was killed and another was hospitalized following a collision involving a car and an SUV, the Highway Patrol said.
Through Sunday, 704 people had died on South Carolina roads in 2023, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Last year, 1,091 people died in crashes in South Carolina, DPS reported.
At least 20 people have died in Darlington County crashes in 2023, according to DPS data. Last year, 19 deaths were reported in the county, DPS reported.
Lance Cpl. William Bennett
Darlington County on Interstate 95 near 168 mm
Wednesday at about 3:35 a.m.
2000 Kenworth tractor trailer, driver and passenger not hurt
2003 Toyota SUV, driver not hurt
Tractor trailer and SUV were driving south on I-95 and pedestrian was hit by both vehicles
remains under investigation