South Carolina (November 23, 2011) Two people were killed in a crash on I-95 south Wednesday afternoon in Clarendon County. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the fatal accident occurred at 12:55 near mile marker 128.
Ibtissam Ahmed Abdallah was driving a 2001 Mercury southbound when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off the left side of the road, crashing into the metal guardrail, and causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle then struck a concrete bridge support and came to rest.
The driver, 29, was fatally injured in the crash. Marquest Thomas, a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sadly, Thomas, 27, from Plainfield, N.J., was on his way to visit relatives in Goosecreek.
Police say the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts. Authorities closed the southbound left lane for over two hours as they investigated the fatal accident.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident.