UPDATE: Two people killed during early morning crash identified
LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – We now know the identities of the two people killed on a South Carolina Highway Monday morning.
Troopers say they responded to a call for a multiple vehicle crash this morning along Interstate-26 & Interstate-77.
Authorities say the accident occurred on I-26 east bound at mile marker 116 on the entrance ramp to I-77 north bound and I-77 when officials say 79 year old John McCravy was driving South in the Northbound lanes of Interstate 77. Troopers say the SUV McCravy was driving struck multiple vehicles, one head on before overturning near the I-77 North on-ramp.
The driver of the other car has been identified at 42 year old Ann-Marie Vargas-Kincade of West Columbia who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. McCravy was transported to an area hospital where he died a short time later.
Troopers say the deadly crash diverted traffic for hours, but has since been reopened.
The Highway patrol is investigating the accident.