Driver identified in fatal crash in Florence County Saturday evening

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal crash Saturday evening.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol website, the crash happened on N. Floyd Rd and N. Bethel Rd in the Olanta area around 5:02 p.m., Saturday.

According to Lance Cpl. David Jones, a 2007 Nissan truck was involved in the crash.  The vehicle went off the side of the road and struck a ditch.  Jones says the driver was taken to the hospital by EMS with serious injuries.  The passenger of the Nissan truck died on scene.

The passenger has been identified by the Florence County Coroner’s office as Katherine Jordan Floyd, 81, of Olanta.  Floyd died at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence on Saturday.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating this incident.