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Vehicle Crash in Cherokee County, SC, Leaves On Dead, Four Injured

January 27, 2019

CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC. – A vehicle crash January 20 in Cherokee County, South Carolina, left one person dead and four people injured, according to an online news report from Three children were among those injured in the crash. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.*

At approximately 1:05 p.m. on January 20, a 2012 Nissan pickup truck (model not reported) was traveling northbound on Wilkinsville Highway in Cherokee County. Near the area of South Carolina Highway 105, the driver of the pickup crossed over the centerline of the highway and collided with a southbound 2011 Mazda sedan (model not reported). The Mazda caught on fire after impact.   

The driver of the Mazda was trapped in the vehicle as it was burning. She suffered severe injuries and did not survive. The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office pronounced her dead at the scene. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified her as 47-year-old Angela Smith Teliha, of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Three children were also riding in the Mazda at the time of the wreck. All three were injured, and emergency crews transported them to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. They have not been identified, and their current medical conditions have not been reported. South Carolina Highway Patrol said all three children were wearing their seat belts, as was Teliha. 

The driver of the Nissan was also injured in the crash, and an ambulance took him to a local hospital for treatment. He has not been identified, and his current medical condition is not known. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt. 

Troopers have not yet identified a cause for the crash. No charges have been filed at this time. 

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