Two hurt in three-vehicle wreck March 30

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Deputies searching for driver in single-car wreck dent

By Reece Murphy

A Kershaw man was flown to a hospital in Columbia following an automobile accident March 30 involving three vehicles.

Meanwhile, Lancaster County deputies are searching for the driver of a car that wrecked Monday morning, April 1, on Camp Creek Road.

S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said the first accident happened about 10:08 p.m. March 30 on Kershaw Camden Highway near the intersection of Cane Mill Road.

Kelly said Paul Marcinkiewicz, 20, of Charlotte, driving northbound in a 2007 GMC SUV, crossed the center line.

Marcinkiewicz’s vehicle sideswiped a southbound 1987 Ford pickup truck driven by Amanda Huggins, 30, of Oakboro, N.C., Kelly said, causing her to run off the road.

The SUV then struck another southbound vehicle traveling behind Huggins head-on, a 2007 Buick sedan driven by Ralph Hotham, 23, of Kershaw.

Hotham was flown to Palmetto Health Richland, where he was listed in good condition earlier in the week and has since been released.

Neither Huggins or Marcinkiewicz suffered life-threatening injuries, Kelly said. Huggins was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she has since been released.

Kelly said Marcinkiewicz was charged with driving left of center.

Camp Creek wreck
Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a single-car accident on Camp Creek Road on April 1.

Kelly said the accident is believed to have occurred about 5 a.m. when the driver of a 1997 Honda Accord ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The unknown driver had left the scene by the time a trooper arrived.

Kelly said the investigating trooper contacted the owner of the car, who reported it as stolen.

The matter was turned over to the sheriff’s office, Kelly said.

  • Contact reporter Reece Murphy at (803) 283-1151