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2 killed, 5 injured in Sumter crash

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Two people died and several others were injured in a traffic accident in Sumter Friday.

The accident happened at Lafayette Drive and Myrtle Street around 7:30 p.m., said Tonyia McGirt with the Sumter Police Department.

Preliminary information indicates a Hyundai traveling south on Lafayette crossed into oncoming traffic striking two vehicles, a Lincoln Navigator and a Cadillac sedan, McGirt said.

Five people were transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Sumter police are being assisted by the state Highway Patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team to determine the cause of the accident.

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