Single-car accident kills five, including two unborn babies
Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee has confirmed the death of five people involved in an automobile collision February 2. Leonard Rouse, 52, of Darlington, Nakisha Rouse, 14, of Darlington, Chikari Douglas-Rouse, 28, of Hartsville, Baby Boy Douglas-Graham, and the unborn child of Chikari Douglas-Rouse.
The single car collision occurred around 11 p.m. on Rogers Road in Darlington. There were eleven total people in the automobile when it crashed. One of the occupants of the vehicle was in labor and was being driven to an area hospital for the delivery of the child according to reports given Coroner Hardee. There are no further details at this time.
The Darlington County Coroner’s Office and the SCHP M.A.I.T. are investigating. This collision represents largest loss of life in a single collision in over 20 years in Darlington County.