Casey and Kiana Car Accident – Two individuals kicked the bucket in a two-auto crash on Highway 78 close to the Barnwell-Bamberg County line Saturday night.
The drivers, Kiana Sanders, 20, of Blackville, and Margaret Gossett, 49, of Walterboro, were articulated dead on the scene by Chief Deputy Coroner Denise Gibson.
One of the vehicles was a 2004 Toyota SUV, and the other was a 2011 Dodge four-entryway truck, said Master Trooper David Jones from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The driver of the truck was not wearing a safety belt and was launched out, Jones said. The SUV driver was wearing a safety belt.
The vehicles were going in inverse ways, and they struck head on. The two vehicles burst into flames, Jones said.
Toxicology testing will be performed, as indicated by an official statement from the Barnwell County coroner.
The case is under scrutiny by the Barnwell County Coroner’s Office and the S.C. Expressway Patrol.