According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, an investigation of a deadly crash Saturday night is currently underway.
The SC Troopers say that the accident involved three vehicles, and most likely alcohol.
The serious car accident occurred on U.S. Highway 17-A , around 9:10 p.m. on Clubhouse Road.
Apparently, there was an intoxicated driver travelling the highway in his 2003 Ford, when he did an illegal u-turn in the middle of the thoroughfare. The reports state that the Ford and a second vehicle were both travelling northbound side by side at the time, with the Ford being in the middle lane.
The driver of the second vehicle, a sedan of some sort, was in the far right lane, closet to the median, when the Ford slammed the second car into on-coming traffic while making the u-turn. The second car was then pushed right in front of an oncoming 2005 Isuzu truck on the opposite side of the road.
The driver of the sedan ( the second vehicle) was entrapped in his vehicle and sadly was pronounced dead at the scene when the medics arrived.
The drivers of both the Ford and of The Isuzu were both taken to the closet hospital, and are currently being treated for their injuries.
The accident, as stated above, is still under investigation, yet alcohol and the illegal u-turn were certainly the leading factors in the crash.
If you have been involved be a serious car accident, or received a DUI due to an accident, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for more information on your case.