Driver killed after being thrown from SUV in Darlington County, SCHP says


A Darlington county resident was killed on the night of September 5th, 2022 after he/she was thrown from a moving SUV.

The crash occurred at around 11:30 PM on Sunday on West Billy Farrow Highway near Bellyache Branch Road.

“That’s terrible,” says Courtney DiAngelo.

Master Trooper Brian Lee told WMBF News staff that a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was driving on the highway when it ran off the road to the right. The driver overcorrected and was consequently thrown from the vehicle, resulting in his/her heartbreaking death

Teacher Adam Jones of St. James High School says “that’s terrible for everyone involved.”

While these types of accidents are heartbreaking, around 38,824 fatalities occur yearly from car accidents. That averages out to about 106 deaths daily.

“That’s so sad. Heartbreaking” says Carolina Barragan-Carrasco.

The coroner’s office has yet to release the identity of the killed person.