2 dead in single-vehicle crash in Sumter County

Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 12:16 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Two people are dead after a single-vehicle collision in Sumter County.

Multiple crews responded to a crash on US Highway 378 Eastbound around noon on Saturday.

Officials believe the crash occurred in the early morning hours around 5 a.m..

According to the Sumter County Coroner’s Office, Brian Hough, II, 34, of Sumter, was pronounced dead on scene.

Officials say Hough’s vehicle went off of the left side of the road and struck multiple trees before coming to a stop in a ditch.

According to Sumter County Coroner Robert Baker Jr., Dustin Porter, 30, of North Carolina, was the restrained passenger of the vehicle. Officials say he was taken to an area hospital where he died on Wednesday as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident.

Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating.

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