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      1 dead, 4 injured in Orangeburg car accident

      1 dead, 4 injured in Orangeburg car accident

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- A collision in Orangeburg has left one dead and four injured this morning.

      According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a single vehicle collision occurred this morning around 3:18am this morning on I-26 near MM 156.

      The 2010 Nissan was traveling westbound and had a blow out on a tire, causing the vehicle to overturn in the roadway.

      A highway patrol spokesperson said the passenger was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

      Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle said 32 year-old Theron Allen of Greenville died from blunt force trauma to the head.

      Troopers said a 9-year-old, a 14-year-old two 19-year-olds were all transported to an area hospital.

      Investigators say one 19-year-old and the 14-year-old were also ejected from the vehicle.

      The interstate was blocked for two hours. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.