A fatal crash occurred Friday night on SC 34, when a 29-year-old was driving his pick-up truck under the influence, and was subsequently struck from behind by another car.
Officials say that the man driving the pick-up slowed down to make a left hand turn while the Jeep that was behind him was unable to stop, crashing into the left side of the man’s truck.
The 35-year-old driver of the Jeep and his 31-year-old passenger were both ejected from the vehicle upon impact. Their conditions are currently unknown.
Another man, 35, sitting in the back seat of the Jeep did not survive the crash. Unlike the others riding in the jeep, he was not ejected from the vehicle. He has recently been identified by the Newberry County Coroner. According to troopers he was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the pick-up truck that was struck is charged with DUI. Other charges are expected to follow, according to Highway Patrol.
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