October 23, 1996 |
Half a day after a car slammed into a deep ditch and flipped, the victim was found unconscious under a bush by his father. A patrolman first on the scene was hit by a truck. The patrolman was taken to the hospital. The truck driver was charged with drunk driving. But more than two dozen authorities who scoured the area in Blacksburg for Daniel Walker Jr. failed to find him, though he was only 20 feet from the wreckage.
July 25, 2000 |
A truck crossed an interstate median and slammed head-on into a Chevrolet Suburban Monday, killing seven people, including five members of a North Carolina family headed to the beach, police said. Four others were critically injured when the truck blew a tire and lost control on Interstate 26 near Columbia, police said. The truck driver and six of the Suburban's 10 occupants died at the scene, including four children. Eight of them were from one North Carolina family, police said.
September 24, 1996 |
A woman who was once ordered shackled to her teen-age daughter died in a car accident on her way home from visiting the girl in a juvenile prison. Deborah M. Harter, 38, was killed in a four-vehicle wreck on Interstate 26 in Lexington County, S.C., the Highway Patrol said. The car, driven by her husband, Richard, was hit by another vehicle, authorities said. He was released after hospital treatment. A Family Court judge last year ordered Mrs.
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July 19, 1991 |
Local and state authorities were trying to locate the driver of a pickup truck that struck four children visiting from California, killing a girl from San Clemente. State Highway Patrol officers said the children were walking along a road in the northeast area of Columbia around noon Thursday when they were hit by the truck. Their grandparents were walking on the other side of the road. The impact instantly killed Lauren Bernardo, 11, of San Clemente, authorities said.
April 15, 1993 |
The daughter of Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) died from injuries sustained when a car struck her as she was crossing a street in Columbia, S.C. Nancy Moore Thurmond, 22, suffered massive head injuries, internal bleeding and internal injuries, said Chris Simpson, a family spokesman. Corrinne Koenig, 35, was arrested and charged with felony drunk driving in connection with the case, police said.
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October 21, 1987 |
A tractor-trailer truck rammed a disabled college bus early Tuesday, killing the truck driver, two members of a women's basketball team and an elderly school security guard traveling with the team. The accident also injured 13 other people on the bus, which was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 85, officials said.