Traffic fatality

A Friday afternoon wreck near McCormick claimed the life of a woman and sent a man to the hospital.

The wreck happened about 3.3 miles west of McCormick on U.S. 378.

Gertrude Harris, 69, of McCormick, died at the scene, McCormick County Coroner Faye Leverette Puckett said.

About 3 p.m. Friday, a vehicle crossed the centerline and hit a vehicle driven by Harris head-on, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joel Hovis. The other driver was entrapped in his vehicle and had to be removed before being taken to an area hospital.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, Hovis said.