23-Year-Old Woman Dies in South Carolina Vehicle Accident
LEXINGTON, SC. – A 23-year-old woman died January 29 in a vehicle accident in Lexington, South Carolina, according to an online news report posted at wach.com. Three other people were injured in the wreck, which occurred on August Road.*
At about 7 p.m. on January 29, 23-year-old Shania Holcombe, of Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, was driving a vehicle northbound on Augusta Road in Lexington. In the 4700 block of the road, Holcombe traveled into the median lane, where her vehicle crashed into a southbound vehicle head-on.
A description of Holcombe’s vehicle was not reported, nor was a description of the other vehicle involved in the wreck. Authorities have not yet indicated a cause for the crash, and they have not identified any factors they suspect as potentially contributing to the crash.
Holcombe was fatally injured in the wreck, and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office pronounced her deceased at the scene. Officials said she was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred, but they did not indicate whether a seat belt would have changed the outcome.
An unidentified person riding in the vehicle with Holcombe suffered serious injuries. He or she is in critical condition at an area hospital, according to officials.
In addition, two people in the other vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. No identifying information about these two people has been released.
The accident is still under investigation by South Carolina Highway Patrol, and Troopers have not yet reported additional information to the public.
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