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Wreck near Gilbert Wednesday night had two fatalities


Gilbert, SC – A wreck that occurred around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Priceville and Augusta Road has now been reported as having two fatalities. Lexington County EMS, the fire service, and law enforcement were on the scene for some time after this collision occurred.

According to Lance Corporal David Jones of the SCHP, two pedestrians were attempting to cross Augusta Road (US Hwy 1) when they were struck by a 2008 Ford pickup that was travelling north. Both of the pedestrians that were struck were pronounced dead on the scene as a result of their injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured in the collision.

The accident is being investigated by the SC Highway Patrol. The Lexington County Coroner has not yet released the names of the victims in this crash.

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