Two Men Hit & Killed by Log Truck in Orangeburg CountyPosted on Mar 08, 2012
The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that at around 5:00am, the log truck was traveling south on US 301 when it swerved to avoid an unoccupied vehicle in the middle of the road that had been involved in a previous accident. The log truck then hit the two men that were standing near the vehicle.
Melvin Felder, 43, of Orangeburg, and Marvin King, 20, of Vance, were pronounced dead on the scene as a result of blunt force trauma.
The log truck driver was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident.