2 Beech Island residents dead after truck hits tree

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Two people died Friday night in Aiken County after a pickup hit a tree.

The driver, Wanda Rhoad, 56, and front-seat passenger, Kenneth Dixon, 49, both of Beech Island, died in the wreck, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

A passenger in the back seat was admitted to Georgia Regents Medical Center. His condition was not available Friday night.

Rhoad was driving a Chevrolet truck northbound on Storm Branch Road at high speed when she lost control of the vehicle, Carlton said.

Alcohol containers were found in the truck, he said.

The accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m., according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Toxicology tests were pending on Rhoad. Dixon was not wearing a seat belt, Carlton said.

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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 05/04/13 - 07:24 am
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I will never understand

Why do people still drink and drive. If that is the case here, 2 people could still be alive if they would have decided not to drive

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/04/13 - 08:13 am
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One would likely be alive had

One would likely be alive had they worn their seat belt.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/04/13 - 10:23 am
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I hate it
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for their passing, but it only proves that age is not always an indicator of good sense.

jmo
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jmo 05/04/13 - 06:00 pm
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At least....

she hit a tree and not some innocent traveler. RIP

Darby
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Darby 05/05/13 - 01:15 pm
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One would likely be alive had they

worn their seat belt.

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Yeah, that too!

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