Katie Arrington, a South Carolina state consultant who defeated Representative Mark Sanford in the state’s main for the House, was critically injured on Friday evening in a automotive crash, according to the lawmaker’s social media accounts.
Ms. Arrington and a pal had been touring to Hilton Head, the place Ms. Arrington was scheduled to obtain an award from a state medical group on Saturday morning, her workplace mentioned on Twitter and Facebook.
“Katie sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs, as well as injuries that required Katie to undergo major surgery including the removal of a portion of her small intestine and a portion of her colon,” the posts mentioned. “Additional surgeries will be required including one likely today; and it is likely that Katie will remain hospitalized for the next two weeks.”
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter two-car collision occurred round 9 p.m. on Highway 17.
The driver of the opposite automobile died on the scene, Capt. Roger Antonio informed The Associated Press.