One person died and a passenger suffered burns in a vehicle crash and fire south of Lancaster, officials said.
The two-vehicle crash happened around 3 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 521 and Ramblin Road, said South Carolina highway patrol troopers and Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Darren Player.
The person who died was trapped in the vehicle after the crash and died after the vehicle caught fire, Player said.
Lancaster County Coroner’s Office officials have not released the identity of the driver who was killed.
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A Lancaster County firefighter on the way to work stopped at the crash scene but was not able to rescue the driver, Player said.
A passenger in the vehicle driven by the man who died was airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Ga., officials said. That passenger is a 20-year-old from Atlanta, police said.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
A 2015 Infiniti sedan driven by the man who died tried to pass a 1989 Chevrolet Camaro while both vehicles were traveling north on U.S. 521 , Miller said.
The Infiniti collided with the other car, left the roadway, struck trees and caught fire, Miller said.
The driver of the Camaro, a 23-year-old man from Kershaw, was not injured, Miller said.
The fatal wreck was the second in the area on Tuesday. One person died in a fatal York County crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 77.
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