Aiken crash fatalities identified

Two drivers were killed Monday morning after a head-on crash on Pine Log Road.

The Aiken County Coroner's Office identified the victims as Katris Tolliver, of Augusta, and Dale Allen Rhein, of Aiken.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones, Rhein was the driver of a 2003 Jeep Wrangler traveling on Pine Log Road when he went off the right side of the road near Huber Clay Road around 7:10 a.m. The driver then overcorrected and struck a 2002 Toyota Avalon head-on.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the Toyota was wearing a seatbelt.

Tolliver was the restrained driver of her Toyota traveling north on Pine Log Road. Rhein was the unrestrained driver of his jeep traveling south, the coroner said.

 

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