BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) – South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal collision involving two vehicles that occurred at 11:44 a.m. near the intersection of Kingfisher Road and Catfish Road in Barnwell County.
The first vehicle was a 2007 BMW 328, with one occupant who is now deceased. The driver was wearing a seatbelt.
The second vehicle was a 2015 Chevy Silverado. The driver of the Silverado was lone occupant of the vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was also wearing a seatbelt. The driver was flown to a local hospital facility, where they passed away.
The BMW was traveling West on Kingfisher Road and drove into the opposite lane of travel to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. While in the other, opposing lane of traffic, the BMW collided with the Chevy Silverado, which was travelling East on Kingfisher.
The accident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Barnwell County Sheriff’s office officials said that one of its units was stopped near the intersection of Patterson Mill and Red Oak Road when the deputy saw a vehicle traveling South on Red Oak Road at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.
The Deputy attempted to catch up with the vehicle and saw it turn onto Kingfisher Road. He continued behind the vehicle still trying to catch up to it. The Deputy activated his blue lights before it collided with another vehicle some distance ahead of the patrol vehicle.