FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. -- Two people lost their lives in a traffic accident on Friday morning in Fairfield County.

Around 11:20 a.m., the South Carolina Highway Patrol says driver Willie Albert Ashley, of Rock Hill and passenger Johnnie Mae Chisholm were pronounced dead on the scene of the crash on Interstate 77 near mile marker 32.

Officials say the two were traveling northbound in a 1974 Chevrolet SUV on I-77 when they lost control, entered the media and overturned. The man and woman were ejected from the vehicle.

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

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