The S.C. Highway Patrol has determined that an accident in June on U.S. 278 that killed one person and injured five others was caused by a driver failing to yield the right of way.
Glenn Sloan of Bluffton, 78 at the time of the wreck, was attempting to turn left from westbound U.S. 278 onto Buck Island Road on June 5 when his Mercedes-Benz was struck by an eastbound Mack truck, according to a Highway Patrol report released Thursday.
Sloan's car then struck a Honda SUV stopped on Buck Island Road. The Mack truck continued through the intersection, overturning on a Lexus SUV waiting to turn right onto the highway from Buck Island Road, according to the report. The truck came to a rest in an embankment on top of the SUV.
Anne Kravitz, 65, a passenger in the SUV, died.
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Highway Patrol released its report to the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office, which will determine whether to charge Sloan, Sgt. Bob Beres said.