5 dead after a car driving down the wrong path on the South Carolina Highway crashes head-on into the car

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Five people were killed in a traffic accident after a car drove in the wrong direction on a highway over the weekend.

The accident occurred at around 2:15 a.m. local time in Lorenz County, South Carolina, along Interstate 385, a state troop spokesman told the Associated Press. According to the site, the five people were passengers in two different cars, and four of them died at the scene, while another death was announced at a later time in a local hospital.

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A South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The Associated Press indicated that the incident is still under investigation, adding that the names of the victims have not been released.

One of the victims was reportedly wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, and there were two people in the car going in the wrong direction.According to a report by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, eight people were killed over the weekend on South Carolina roads, including the accident this morning

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