Date of Incident: December 29, 2023
South Carolina Reporting Authority: Florence Police Fatal Accident Investigation Team
Type of Accident: DUI collision
Location of Accident: Beltline Drive in Florence, S.C.
Injuries: One fatality
Description of Accident: A fatal rollover crash on Beltline Drive in front of West Florence High School took the life of a 68-year-old Florence resident. The incident occurred when a speeding, white Chevy truck crossed the center line, striking a grey Dodge SUV and causing the truck to roll over. The driver of the Dodge tragically died at the scene, and the truck’s driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. Further inquiry revealed the Chevy was involved in another crash before the fatal incident. Police determined the driver of the truck was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the crash. Multiple warrants will be served after his release from the hospital.