2 people killed as truck hits tree

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 9:53 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Two adults are dead and a teenager is injured after a pickup truck ran into a tree in rural Colleton County. 

The Charleston Post and Courier reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/XcalJz ) the wreck was reported about 12:20 p.m. on Oregon Road, in the southern end of Colleton County. 

Fire and Rescue Director Barry McRoy said the full-size Ford-F250 ran off the road and struck a tree, splitting the truck in two. Both adults in the cab died at the scene. McRoy said a 13-year-old riding in the bed of the truck was thrown from the wreck and escaped with minor injuries. 

The names of those killed had not yet been released.

 

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