Two people were killed Tuesday when a truck ran off the roadway and hit a tree on Interstate 26.
The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-26 at mile marker 166, which is in Orangeburg County, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
A 2008 Ford F-350 was traveling west on I-26 when the truck went off the left side of the roadway and hit a tree, Southern said. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the truck. The passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, was entrapped.
Both died from their injuries, Southern said. The identities will be released by the Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office after the next of kin is notified.
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It was not immediately clear what caused the truck to exit the roadway. The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.