A York County man died and his wife was airlifted to a hospital after a head-on crash Thursday night on Interstate 77 in Chester County, troopers said.
James Marvin Pope, 35, of Cureton Ferry Road in Catawba, died at the scene of the crash, said Terry Tinker, Chester County coroner.
Pope was the passenger in a car driven by his wife, Michelle Lynn Pope, 35, of Catawba. She was taken by helicopter to Palmetto Richland hospital in Columbia, said Tinker and troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The incident happened about 7:40 p.m. near mile marker 57, troopers said.
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The 2014 Ford Focus the Popes were in was traveling northbound on I-77, troopers said. Their car collided with a tractor-trailer truck also headed northbound, said Trooper Joe Hovis of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The Popes' car then crossed the highway median and hit a southbound tractor-trailer truck head-on, Hovis said.
Emergency crews extricated Michelle Pope from the car before she was transported for medical attention, said T. Melton, Richburg Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief.
The crash remains under investigation, Hovis said.
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