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Fatal wreck under investigation in Lowcountry

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2 dead after wreck causes car to catch fire on SC Hwy. 170. 2 dead after wreck causes car to catch fire on SC Hwy. 170.
OKATIE, SC (WTOC) -

Police are looking into what caused a double fatal wreck Tuesday night in the Lowcountry. 

It happened around 10 p.m. on SC Hwy. 170 near Old Baileys Road involving three vehicles. Officials say a 1999 Chevy Cavalier was headed west on SC 170 when it crossed the center line and hit a 2002 Chevy 4-door that was traveling east head-on. Both drivers were killed in the collision.

A third car, 2002 Mitsubishi, was following the Chevy 4-door headed east and also became involved in the crash. That driver, Joseph Owens, was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. There is no word on his condition.

Authorities continue to investigate this crash.

We will have more information as soon as it is made available. Check back with wtoc.com for the latest updates.

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