Coroner identifies victim in Old Charleston Road head-on collision, juvenile charged

The Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified Patricia A. McCutcheon, 61, of...
The Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified Patricia A. McCutcheon, 61, of Pelion as the victim of a head-on collision.(AP Images)
Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 2:52 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 at 9:28 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - Investigators from the Pelion Police Department have determined a driver was passing three cars in a double yellow no-passing zone while traveling far in excess of the posted speed limit before striking another vehicle head-on.

The Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified Patricia A. McCutcheon, 61, of Pelion as the victim of a head-on collision that happened on Friday, August 19 around 7:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Old Charleston Rd.

According to Coroner Fisher, McCutcheon was traveling southbound on Old Charleston Road when she was struck head-on by a driver who was traveling northbound and crossed the center line into the southbound lane.

The Pelion Police Department confirms the offender is a juvenile, and his name will not be released. He has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide.

McCutheon was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries sustained during the collision. The driver of the other vehicle involved was also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the vehicle with McCutheon was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Pelion Police Department with the assistance of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and their MAIT team continues to investigate the incident.

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