Three killed in one night of deadly road accidents
Three people were killed in separate traffic accidents Saturday night in Darlington County, authorities say. In one case, a 53-year-old Nichols man, identified by county Coroner Todd Hardee as Ward Neal Jr., was walking along I-20 after his car broke down when he was hit by a vehicle. In another incident, a 30-year-old man, identified by the coroner as Adrian Edward Dolford, died when his car ran off the road and hit a tree in Darlington in the Philadelphia Street area. In a third incident, a yet-unidentified man died when his vehicle, a Honda Accord, collided head-on with a BMW on S.C. 403/Oates Highway. Hardee said it happened near Emerald Lake Road. Three passengers in the BMW were injured and transported to an area hospital; their conditions were not available. The Highway Patrol and the coroner’s office were investigating the deaths.