Man dies in truck-ATV collision

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A Sumter man was killed Tuesday night when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving overturned and he was hit by a pickup truck.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Philip Blakley and a passenger were heading down a private driveway at the intersection with Highway 521 around 11:00 p.m. Troopers said Blakley lost control of the ATV, ejected the passenger and then overturned on Hwy 521.

The pick-up truck then hit Blakley, according to troopers.

According to the Sumter County Coroner, Blakley died as a result of the accident. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The passenger on the four wheeler, Melanie Beck, was taken to a Sumter Hospital.

The Highway Patrol is investigating this accident.

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