Originally created 02/03/05

Three die in two-car crash



Three people were killed Wednesday evening in a two-car collision about seven miles east of Aiken.

Officers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol were still investigating the deadly accident, which occurred on South Carolina Highway 302 late Wednesday.

At about 7:25 p.m., the vehicles collided, resulting in the deaths of three men, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson, of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

He would not release the identities of the men because their next of kin were still being contacted. The accident was near the Wexford Mills subdivision , he said. He also would not elaborate on any details about how the accident happened or what type of vehicles were involved.

All three victims died at the scene; they were not taken to a medical facility, Lance Cpl. Robinson said.

He could not confirm whether alcohol contributed to the accident.