Gerald Hooker and his wife were traveling north on Banks Mill Road. When they tried to turn left onto Lone Oak Road, just outside Aiken, a 2009 Ford driven by Whitney Dunan, 23, of Aiken, struck them, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.
Hooker was pronounced dead at Aiken Regional Medical Centers at 3:52 p.m. Hooker’s wife was released after being treated for minor injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. The patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team will do a follow-up investigation. Hooker is scheduled for an autopsy Monday in Newberry, S.C.
This is the first fatal crash in Aiken County this year.