Driver dies two days after Lancaster County crash

The driver of a pickup involved in a Lancaster County crash earlier this week has died, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The 79-year-old Lancaster man died Thursday afternoon at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to the Highway Patrol. His identity wasn’t immediately available.

The single-vehicle crash happened about 11 a.m. Tuesday on Flat Creek Road about 5 miles north of Heath Springs, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller, a Highway Patrol spokesman.

The 1967 Chevrolet pickup was traveling west when the driver lost control, causing the truck to go off the right side of the roadway and hit a curb, a driveway and a tree, Miller said. The driver, who was wearing a seat belt and had to be extricated, was taken by helicopter to CMC.

The 59-year-old passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was also airlifted to CMC, Miller said. His condition was not available Friday afternoon.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala