Authorities say three people have died in a head-on collision caused by a 28-year-old woman who was drinking on her birthday and drove the wrong way on Interstate 77 in Fairfield County.
Takeya Taylor of Columbia was driving the wrong way around 2:35 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of I-77 about five miles from Winnsboro when she hit another vehicle, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Taylor’s 2004 Mitsubishi hit a 2012 Hyundai driven by 48-year-old Lisa Jefferson of Charleston. Both drivers died at the scene.
Two passengers in Jefferson’s car were taken to area hospitals. One, 46-year-old Wallace Green Jr., later died; the condition of the other passenger was not known late Thursday.
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Investigators say it appears Taylor, whose birthday was Thursday, had been drinking alcohol before the crash.
State troopers are still investigating the wreck.