Summerville man dies in Dorchester County crash


A 70-year-old Summerville man died Monday afternoon after a pickup collided into his off Dorchester Road, according to officials.

Joseph Cole, of Glebe Road, was attempting to turn out of the St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church in the 11000 block of Dorchester Road when another vehicle lost control and crashed into his 2001 Chevrolet pickup, according to SCHP Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly and Dorchester County Coroner Christopher D. Nisbet.

The crash occurred about 4:20 p.m. The driver of the other pickup, also a 2001 Chevrolet, Herman Teal, 64, of Cottageville, was not injured.

Teal was driving east on Dorchester Road when he went off the road and struck the driver's side of the Cole's pickup, which was stationary, waiting to turn onto Dorchester Road, Wimberly said.

No other details were available and she said the crash remains under investigation with charges pending.

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