Two killed in Augusta Highway crash | News | The Press and Standard

by | March 6, 2017 7:06 pm

Two Smoaks residents were killed in a Sunday afternoon crash on Augusta Highway.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said the driver, Rose Mary Bryant, 50, of 1643 Drain Road, Smoaks and a passenger, her mother Rosa Lee Linder, 72, of 32695 Lowcountry Highway, Smoaks, died in the accident.

The cause of death for both victims has been listed as multiple trauma.

Harvey said Bryant was pronounced dead at the crash site and Linder was pronounced dead at the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident involving three vehicles happened Sunday at 1:52 p.m. in the 21000 block Augusta Highway, near Horseshoe Lake Circle.

The patrol reports that a pickup truck driven by Thomas Wright, 30, was traveling north on Augusta Highway when his vehicle went left of the center line.

The truck first sideswiped a southbound vehicle driven by Daphne Henderson, 54, and then hit Bryant’s Ford Expedition, which was also traveling southbound, head-on.

After the collision, the Expedition came to rest near a deep ditch  filled with water. Three of the four occupants were trapped in the vehicle.

The pickup truck went off the southbound shoulder and its driver was also trapped in his vehicle. After being freed, the man was flown to the trauma center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

A rollback wrecker and another vehicle were brought to the scene to  hook a cable to the rear of the Expedition to keep it from falling  into the water-filled ditch during while the passengers were freed from the wreckage.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said those injured in  the crash were transported to the Colleton Medical Center or Trident Medical Center in North Charleston for treatment of their injuries.

Traffic on Augusta Highway was blocked for over seven hours.

The state patrol reports that the investigation into the accident has  been assigned to the patrol’s MAIT team.

comments » 6

  1. Comment by Priscilla Williams1

    March 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

    This is so sad. Condolences for all involved.

  2. Comment by Jacob

    March 7, 2017 at 5:05 am

    I heard about this yesterday. Praying for the families 😔😔

  3. Comment by Susan Stephens-Alls

    March 7, 2017 at 6:30 am

    My prayers, love and heartfelt sympathy goes out to all involved in that tragic accident. May God comfort the hearts and minds of all the families.

  4. Comment by Janet Halyard Williams Rivers

    March 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Jerome Rivers and Janet Rivers sends their heartfelt condolences to the family and classmates. God bless each of you moving forward.

  5. Comment by Wendy Lee

    March 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

    My heartfelt condolences to all the families.
    Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Can’t Heal

  6. Comment by Phillip Chandler

    March 8, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you all for your condolences my family is in tears right now but prayer will take care of us we are loss for words right now pray for us as we morn our loss thank you all

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