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.
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.