One Killed, Three Injured in Head-On Crash in Lexington, South Carolina
LEXINGTON, SC. – According to an online news report posted at wltx.com, one person was killed, and three people were injured January 29 in a head-on vehicle collision in Lexington, South Carolina. The deceased victim has been identified by officials, but the names of the other injured persons have not yet been released.*
The accident happened on the evening of January 29 on Augusta Road in Lexington. At approximately 7 p.m., a vehicle was traveling north on Augusta Road and crossed into the median lane for unknown reasons. The vehicle then collided head-on with a southbound vehicle that was traveling in the median lane in the 4700 block of the roadway.
The makes and models of the vehicles were not included in reports. It is not clear why the driver of the northbound vehicle changed into the median lane.
The driver of one of the vehicles suffered critical injuries and did not survive. She died at the scene, according to county officials. The Lexington County Coroner’s Office has identified her as 23-year-old Shania Holcombe, of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. It is not clear which vehicle Holcombe was driving. Reports indicate she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
A passenger in Holcombe’s vehicle was seriously injured, and emergency crews transported him or her to a local hospital. This person has not been identified. He or she is reportedly in critical condition.
Two people in the other vehicle were also injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. Their injuries are reportedly non-life threatening. They have also not been identified. South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.
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