CHARLESTON, SC. (THECOUNT) – AP is reporting, spokesman for a South Carolina state lawmaker, Rep. Katie Arrington, who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid, has been seriously injured in a car wreck.

Spokesman Michael Mule told media outlets that Arrington has undergone surgery for her injuries and was recovering Saturday in a Charleston-area hospital.


The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says Arrington and a friend were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 around 9 p.m. Friday when another driver traveling in the wrong direction hit their vehicle. source

Details of Arrington’s injuries were not immediately available.

The driver of the other vehicle was pronounce dead at the scene, officials said.

Arrington defeated Sanford in a GOP primary earlier this month. Democratic nominee Joe Cunningham said he was suspending his campaign until further notice.

This is a developing story. Check back as more details emerge.