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One person killed Saturday night in crash south of Florence

One person killed Saturday night in crash south of Florence

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FLORENCE, S.C. – One person was killed and another person was injured Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash just south of Florence.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., a 2016 Dodge Challenger that was headed east on Green Acres Road ran a stop sign at the intersection of Bannockburn Road. The car ran off the road and struck a tree, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

A passenger in the front seat died. That person was Mario Thomas, 44, of Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

The driver was taken to a local hospital. Neither person was wearing a seat belt, Collins said.

The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

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