Lexington County coroner identifies drivers killed in head-on crash

Batesburg-Leesville, SC (Diana Nation) - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individuals who died as a result of a collision that occurred in the 6100 block of Augusta Highway, near Leesville, shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

According to Coroner Fisher, Marty Ray Harmon, 55, of Gilbert and Donna Tuttle, 71, of Elgin were pronounced dead at the scene due to their injuries. Mr. Harmon was traveling north when Ms. Tuttle’s southbound vehicle crossed the center line and the two collided head-on. Harmon was not wearing a seat belt while driving his 2013 Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Tuttle was wearing a seat belt in her 2018 Toyota Rav 4 when the incident occurred. No one else was in either vehicle.

The collision is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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