Victim identified in deadly Dillon County accident

DILLON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – An accident killed one person Saturday afternoon in Dillon County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 2 p.m. on Interstate 95 near mile marker 195. Troopers say a 2002 Toyota went into the median and struck a tree.

According to troopers, a passenger died in the accident. The driver was transported to McLeod by helicopter. Both were wearing seatbelts.

Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley identified the victim as Raul Perez, 44, of New York.

The crash remains under investigation.