UPDATE 7:26 P.M. – The accident that caused the intersection of SC-19 to close down has been reported a fatal one.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Joe Hovis, Earl Ghant, 75, of Saluda, SC, was driving a 2014 Mac Dump Truck, and the driver of the second vehicle was driving a 1999 Toyota Sadan. 

According to authorities, Ghant was traveling south of SC-19 while the driver of the Sedan was travelling north on SC-19.

The driver of the Sedan travelled left of center and struck Ghant head on.

The driver of the Sedan died on the scene.

Ghant was injured and transported by EMS to the Aiken Hospital.


EDGEFIELD COUNTY, South Carolina (WJBF) – A major intersection is closed in Edgefield County after a traffic accident.

According to authorities, a dump truck and another vehicle collided at the intersection of SC-19 and Samuel E. Diggs Road, which is outside of Trenton, South Carolina.

The Edgefield Fire Department, County EMS, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, and South Carolina Highway Patrol are now working the scene.

According to emergency dispatch, there were injuries in the crash.

WJBF is still awaiting information on the status of the drivers and passengers involved in the accident.