COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Missouri couple died in a fatal accident on I-26 westbound near U.S. Highway 21 on Wednesday.  

James G. Hoff, 78, and Terri Lee Hoff, 75, both of Fenton, Missouri, were pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple traumatic injuries, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

Officials say the accident happened about 2:30 p.m. near Exit 119 (St. Matthews, Dixiana).

A 2017 Nissan SUV, driven by Mr. Hoff, ran unto the back of a 2018 box truck and got trapped under the truck, according to officials. Both were traveling westbound. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hoff were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred. The driver of the box truck was not injured.

The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.