Victim identified in multi-vehicle collision on US Hwy. 15 in Sumter
SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – The Sumter County Coroner’s Office has identified a victim of a multi-vehicle collision on Tuesday.
Coroner Robert Baker says Jamie Montgomery, 46, died at the intersection of US Highway 15 South and Beulah Cuttino Road.
According to Highway Patrol, after 6 p.m., Montgomery was traveling north when he tried to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone and hit a Jeep SUV head on.
Authorities say Montgomery was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from his vehicle and died on scene.
According to Highway Patrol, a front seat passenger in Montgomery’s vehicle who also wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was entrapped and was airlifted to Prisma Richland Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Troopers also say the driver of the Jeep SUV was injured after the vehicle overturned, and was taken to a local hospital.
The Coroner’s Office and Highway Patrol are investigating this incident.