Driver Identified In Deadly York County Traffic Accident

ROCK HILL, SC — A 71-year-old man was killed while turning out of a driveway Tuesday afternoon in York County.

The accident happened around 4:45pm. Troopers say Walter Murphy was turning left out of a driveway onto US 21 when a 2011 Ford Ranger hit the driver-side of his 2008 Chrysler sedan.

Officials say Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Murphy’s vehicle was seriously injured in the accident, troopers say, and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Ford Ranger was also transported to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.

Troopers say everyone involved was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.