2 men killed when antique car crashes in Chester County

CHESTER, S.C. — Authorities say two men have died after their antique car ran off the highway, hit a utility pole and flipped.

Troopers say the men were driving a 1937 Ford on state Highway 909 about 4 miles north of Chester when the wreck happened around 11 a.m. Thursday.

Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker told media outlets that 65-year-old Tillman “Doc” Crouch Jr. and 70-year-old James “Red” Crowl weren’t wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car, dying at the scene of the wreck. Tinker says he did not order autopsies on the men.

Authorities say the knocked over utility pole caused a small fire in woods nearby.