2 people killed as truck hits tree

CHARLESTON (AP) Two adults are dead and a teenager is injured after a pickup truck ran into a tree in rural Colleton County.

The Post and Courier reported Saturday the wreck was reported about 12:20 p.m. on Oregon Road, in the southern end of Colleton County.

Fire and Rescue Director Barry McRoy said the full-size Ford-F250 ran off the road and struck a tree, splitting the truck in two. Both adults in the cab died at the scene. McRoy said a 13-year-old riding in the bed of the truck was thrown from the wreck and escaped with minor injuries.

The names of those killed had not yet been released.