2 NC men dead, 2 from Rock Hill hurt in York County crash, fire near Lancaster bridge

Two men from North Carolina were killed and two others hurt Tuesday in a crash and fire in York County, officials said.

The wreck happened around 4:40 p.m. on S.C. 5 at Cureton Ferry Road, said Trooper Joe Hovis of S.C. Highway Patrol.

The highway patrol and S.C Department of Public Safety said the two people who died were a Kings Mountain, N.C., man, and a man from Waxhaw, N.C.

The York County Coroner’s Office has not released the names of the North Carolina men who died.

The crash involved three vehicles, Hovis said.

A 2016 Ford pickup truck heading west crossed left of center and collided with a 2000 SUV and a 2018 van, Hovis said. The driver of the truck and the driver of the van were both entrapped and died at the scene, Hovis said.

Both vehicles that had fatalities had only a driver in the vehicles, Hovis said.

The SUV was driven by a Rock Hill woman with a passenger, Hovis said.

The driver of the SUV was airlifted to Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, Hovis said. Her condition remains unclear.

The SUV passenger was taken by ambulance to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill for treatment of injuries, Hovis said.

The crash site was just east of the Catawba River Bridge into Lancaster County. S.C. 5 was closed and blocked for several hours while emergency officials, police and fire crews worked the scene, officials said. York County Emergency Management Director Chuck Haynes and Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Darren Player said their offices assisted with response and recovery.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.