Originally created 03/15/04

Two die in multicar incident



ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- A couple from Georgia was killed over the weekend when a the car they were riding in crossed through the median cable barrier on Interstate 26 and crashed into incoming traffic, police said.

Eva Brown, 54, and Hiram Brown, 56, both of Atlanta, were pronounced dead Saturday at the scene. Both victims were wearing seat belts, said South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Tony Bell. The victims were traveling in the left westbound lane in a 1996 Toyota Camry, driven by Eva Brown.

"It looks like she drifted off into the median and when she did she overcorrected," Bell said. "That's when she went down into the median, through the cables and ended up in the eastbound side.

"I don't know how it got through" the cable barriers, Bell said.

Brown's vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a 2000 Ford Focus. The Camry was struck in the front by a 1998 Jeep Cherokee.

All parties involved were wearing seat belts and speed was not a factor, Bell said. The driver and passenger of the Ford were treated at The Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. The occupants of the Jeep were uninjured.

Information from: Orangeburg Times Democrat, http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/