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Person killed on Interstate 95 while trying call for help

Person killed on Interstate 95 while trying call for help

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FLORENCE, S.C. – A person attempting to call 911 was killed Tuesday morning on Interstate 95 near exit 170.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Tuesday that the driver of a Dodge Charger struck concrete barriers, exited his car to call for help from law enforcement officials and was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe attempting to avoid the Charger.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The incident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.


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