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Five people killed, many others seriously injured in Darlington County wreck

February 4, 2018

DARLINGTON, S.C. – A single-car accident on Rogers Road in Darlington County has resulted in five fatalities, including two unborn babies, according to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee.

“This collision represents largest loss of life in a single collision in over 20 years in Darlington County,” Hardee wrote in a news release.

The accident at approximately 10 p.m., according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The vehicle was going east on Rogers Road, ran off the right side of the road and struck a drainage culvert, according to the patrol.

All 11 occupants were ejected from the vehicle. The driver died at the scene, according to the patrol. Two passengers died at McLeod Medical Center. None of these three victims was wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol.

The other accident victims were taken to McLeod Medical Center and were reported in serious condition, according to the patrol.

One victim is in critical condition after surgery and two children were airlifted to MUSC in Charleston, according to Hardee.

Hardee said he will give further details as they become available. The names of the deceased will not be released until notifications of family.