Jasper County Wreck Kills Six

Six people are dead after a car and a pickup truck crashed in Jasper County on Saturday night. It happened around 10:30 p.m. on Highway 17 and Alternate 170 in Levy.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the pickup was heading east on 170 when the driver lost control and swerved into a Honda Accord, heading the other direction. Both cars burst into flames. The impact of the accident knocked the underbody of the truck off.

All four people in the Honda, 25 year old Jamal Thomas and his 22 year old wife, Shakeria, from Hilton Head, along with 15 year old Rhonda Webber and 15 year old Terrel Pinckney, both from Ridgeland, were killed. Two passengers in the pickup truck, Brooke Ockovcin and Lauren Kerry, both 15, also died.

The South Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating.