The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Department of Transportation are working an investigation at the scene of a fatal collision. A 15-passenger van with eight people inside pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler this morning in Colleton County.
A dispatcher for Carolina Firepage says so far three of those passengers are confirmed dead and the others were injured. Two were transported to the Medical University of South Carolina by the Meducare helicopter. Another passenger was airlifted to the Colleton County Medical Center. The driver of the truck had non-life threatening injuries. No seat-belts were used in the van at the time of the accident. The Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation are on scene investigating.