Two fatal wrecks were reported in Berkeley County Saturday.
In the first wreck, a 42-year-old Summerville man was killed and two other men injured shortly after midnight when a driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate 26, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
John Alexander Scott III of Summerville, a passenger, died at the scene, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.
The driver of the 2007 Dodge was heading toward Charleston on I-26 when he went into the median near the 189 mile marker, Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said.
The vehicle overturned and struck a tree. The driver and another passenger were taken to Medical University Hospital.
They were both wearing seat belts, but Scott was not wearing a seat belt, Beres said.
The second fatal wreck was about 2:20 p.m. on Nelson Ferry Road.
A 1997 Chevy pickup was traveling west and tried to turn left into a driveway, Beres said. The pickup collided with a Suzuki motorcycle traveling east.
The motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet and was killed, Beres said.
Piere Yeadon, 32, of Moncks Corner was pronounced dead at the scene from head and body trauma, Salisbury said.
Dave Munday contributed to this story. Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.
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