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The accident killed two people and injured others according to the Sumter Police.

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Sumter, SC (WLTX) The Sumter Police Department is investigating an accident that occurred at Lafayette Drive and Myrtle Street in which there were two fatalities and several others reported injured.

Preliminary information indicates a Hyundai traveling south on Lafayette crossed into oncoming traffic striking two vehicles -- a Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac sedan -- shortly before 7:30 p.m.

Five people were transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Names are being withheld pending contacting family members of all involved.

Sumter Police are being assisted by the state Highway Patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team to determine the cause of the accident.

Other information will be released as it becomes available.

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