Vance man dies day before his birthday in 4-car I-95 pileup in Summerton

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SUMMERTON - A Vance man who would have turned 35 years old today was killed in a four-vehicle chain reaction wreck on Interstate 95 Thursday evening.

"Marion Jerome Mack died at the scene," Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock said Friday morning. "Mack was ejected from the vehicle and died from multiple blunt-force trauma." Mock said Mack was in the process of moving from the Columbia area to Vance.

According to Lance Cpl. David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 8 p.m. March 14 in the southbound lanes of I-95 at mile marker 100 on the Santee bridge.

After the initial four-vehicle wreck, two additional wrecks occurred with no injuries.

The interstate was closed for more than five hours as emergency personnel worked the wreck and vehicles were removed from the roadway. Jones said four vehicles were traveling south when a flatbed delivery truck driven by Norman Smith struck the rear of a 2015 Toyota Camry driven by Michael Hamilton. The Camry then struck the rear of Mack's vehicle, a 2003 Honda Accord. Mack's vehicle then ran into the rear of a 2002 Ford 350 that was towing a car hauler trailer and driven by Nathaniel Green. Jones said Mack was not wearing a seatbelt.

"This collision is still under investigation by the South Carolina MAIT team," Jones said. "Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."