One dead after multi-car accident in Bamberg

One dead after multi-car accident in Bamberg

BAMBERG COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - One person is dead after a three car accident in Bamberg County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the accident happened Tuesday afternoon around 4:35 p.m.

Officials said Douglas Gilbert, 36, was driving south on U.S. 321 near Olar behind another car. When Gilbert attempted to pass the car in front of him, he hit a car in the other lane head on, overturned and hit a tree.

Officials said the driver of the car Gilbert was trying to pass also ran off the road, and hit Gilbert's car.

Gilbert was pronounced dead on the scene, and the drivers of the other two cars involved were taken to Allendale Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is still under investigation.

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