Man badly beaten and left on side of road

A 32-year-old Dillon man is recovering after deputies say he was badly beaten following a car wreck late Friday night.

The man hit another car on Dargan Street in the Newtown community of Dillon County and that's when he was apparently assaulted by some men inside the car he hit, according to Captain Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff's Office.

The victim's mother tells NewsChannel 15 her son was then dragged down the road and left for dead.

She says someone saw her son lying on the side of the road and got help for him.

EMS officials took him to the hospital where he was released Sunday afternoon.

Arnette says investigators are still trying to determine the names of those involved in the assault.

We will continue to update you on this incident as more information is available.