Walterboro man killed in early morning Dorchester Co. collision on Hwy. 61

S.C. Highway Patrol (WCIV)

UPDATE: S.C. Highway Patrol has charged the 26-year-old driver for the deadly accident.

Dorchester County Coroner's Office says 53-year-old Willie Louis Brown Jr. was killed in a two-car collision on Hwy. 61 near Hunter Haven Blvd. early Saturday morning.

Deputies say Brown was driving a Cadillac Escalade south on Hwy. 61, and a GMC pickup truck was travelling north around 4:17 a.m., when the pickup crossed into the opposite lane and hit the Escalade.

The Walterboro resident was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Dorchester County Coroner's Office, and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The 26-year-old driver of the pickup was taken to Trident Hospital for treatment. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

A female passenger in the pickup truck was not injured.

S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating.

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