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Troopers: Truck passing several cars on two-lane road causes fatal crash

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A truck similar to the vehicle troopers say caused the fatal crash. (Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol) A truck similar to the vehicle troopers say caused the fatal crash. (Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol)
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SALUDA COUNTY (WIS) -

Highway Patrol investigators are hoping the public can help them track down a driver they believe is responsible for a collision that left one person dead another hospitalized Friday night.

According to Lance Cpl. David Jones, the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on South Carolina 121 near High Tower Road, which is about 10 miles north of Saluda.

Jones says a white pick-up truck traveling north attempted to pass several vehicles. The truck forced a southbound Chrysler Sebring to swerve left into the northbound lanes, striking a Toyota sedan head-on.

The truck, described as a 2007-2009 Chevy/GMC 1500 Extended Cab, was not damaged and continued south on SC 121 without stopping, Jones said. Investigators say the vehicle has been seen frequently in the area of the collision.

As a result of the crash, a 72-year-old man from Greenwood was airlifted to a Columbia area hospital where he died. The 60-year-old driver of the Sebring was also transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital via medical helicopter. His condition has not been released.

If you recognize the truck or know anything about the crash, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Your anonymous information could earn you a cash reward.

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