Cottageville woman killed in head-on wreck Wednesday on Hwy. 17-A


A Cottageville woman has died in a head-on wreck in Colleton County.

Diane Porcher, 57, of Cottageville, died in the two-vehicle wreck, which happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey.

S.C. Highway Patrol says Porcher's car crossed the center line and struck another vehicle on Cottageville Highway (U.S. Hwy 17-A) near McDanieltown Road outside Cottageville,.

Two people in a four-door Chrysler sedan struck by Porcher's Hyundai were taken to Colleton Medical Center for treatment of injuries, Highway Patrol says.

Porcher was the only person in her vehicle, State Troopers say. Everyone involved in the wreck was wearing their seat belt, per SCHP.

Colleton Fire says all lanes on Cottageville Highway were completely blocked for more than two hours, and traffic was detoured away from the scene.

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