I-95 accident kills SC woman

By: Staff report

ROWLAND — A Georgia man is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle following a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 on Sunday that killed one person and injured several more.

According to a Trooper George Inman of the state Highway Patrol, Alicia Ramirez Morales, 71, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, was killed in the accident, which occurred about 2:49 p.m. on the interstate about six miles from South Carolina.

Inman said that Robert Corey, 52, of Brunswick, Georgia, was driving a 2001 Jeep northward on Interstate 95 when it hit a guardrail and ricocheted to the west, crossed the median, entered the southbound lane and sidewiped a Honda van that was traveling south.

The van then exited the road to the right and struck a guardrail, fully ejecting Morales, who was not wearing a seat belt. The Jeep exited the road to the east and also struck a guardrail.

Corey, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered injuries but they were not considered major, according to the report. Corey was also charged with reckless driving.

Two people in the van, the driver, Obed Santos, 29, and a passenger, Cecilia Salazar, 26, both from Goose Creek, also suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the report. They were wearing seat-belts.

The Jeep and the Honda were destroyed. A third vehicle, a southbound Ford pickup truck, suffered minor damage from striking debris, but no one was injured in the vehicle.


Staff report