Friday, February 21, 2014
Roberta Rodriguez, 56, of Summerville was killed Monday in a two-car collision.
A passenger in a 2010 Toyota pickup truck, Rodriguez was airlifted to MUSC where she was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m., from traumatic injuries, according to Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres, both the Rodriguez vehicle and another vehicle, an SUV, were traveling west on Dorchester Road. The SUV stopped for traffic and the Rodriguez vehicle tried to go around the SUV but hit it, causing minor damage. It then accelerated in a construction zone, went up on the sidewalk, down an embankment and hit a utility pole flipping over on its roof. Both Rodriguez and the driver were wearing seatbelts.
The crash is under investigation by SCHP.