1 dead, 5 transported after crash on Highway 17A

1 dead, 5 transported after crash on Highway 17A

A crash on Highway 17A near the intersection of Whiskinboo Road in Bonneau claimed the life of one person and sent five others to the hospital.

UPDATE: The man killed in this crash has been identified.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said two vehicles were involved in the 3 p.m. crash, but they did not collide. He said a 2014 Chevrolet truck was traveling the wrong way down the road. The driver of a Cadillac with five occupants swerved to avoid a head-on collision with the truck and the car struck a tree. All five people in the car were transported to the hospital.

Collins said the truck also ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the driver had not yet been released at the time this article was published.