2 dead after crash near Lancaster, troopers say

LANCASTER, S.C. — Two people are dead after a crash in Lancaster on Monday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred just before 3 p.m. on U.S. Highway 521.

Deputies said a 2002 Toyota Pickup that was towing a boat stopped in the outside lane of U.S. Highway 521. A man and a woman exited the vehicle and were inspecting a problem near the rear of the truck when the boat and trailer were struck by a Buick.

The woman, later identified as Kirstie Underwood, died at the scene. The man, later identified as Timmy “TJ” Underwood, was transported to MUSC-Lancaster, where he died shortly after arrival.

The driver of the Buick suffered injuries and is in the hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.

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