Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash in Dorchester County

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- A 28-year-old Bowman man was killed in a car accident on Highway 178 Tuesday morning.

The Dorchester County Coroner identified the man as Wesley Adam Hughes. He was reportedly the passenger in a white pickup truck that was hit by a tractor trailer.

According to Coroner Chris Nisbet, the truck driver said he was heading west on Highway 178. A white truck stopped in the eastbound lane and tried to make a U-turn and turned in front of him.

The truck driver hit his brakes, blew his horn, but could not avoid hitting the truck in the passenger side. Hughes was sitting in the passenger seat and he was wearing a seatbelt, officials said.

Another passenger in the pickup truck was taken to Medical University Hospital for treatment. Officials did not know the extent of her injuries.

Charges are pending and the investigation ongoing, officials said.