4 elderly people killed in head-on crash in South Carolina, authorities say

GREENVILLE, S.C. — (AP) — Authorities said four elderly people were killed in a head-on crash in South Carolina, and a suspect was in custody on DUI charges.

A 2004 Ford Explorer headed south Friday on Highway 14 in Greer, South Carolina, crossed the center line and hit a 2006 Saturn VUE.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Richard Shane Plowden, of Taylors, South Carolina, was in custody at Greenville County Detention Center on four counts of failing a DUI resulting in death.

Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said the victims ranged in age from 80 to 92. He said all four died at the scene from multiple blunt force injuries.

The collision remains under investigation.