4-Year-Old Girl Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Aiken County, South Carolina


April 22, 2019

AIKEN COUNTY, SC. – According to news reports posted online at augustachronicle.com and wrdw.com, a 4-year-old girl was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Aiken County, South Carolina. The cause of the collision is not yet known. The news reports state that at least two other people in the vehicle were injured in the accident.*

The crash occurred in the afternoon on April 21 on Highway 302 in Aiken County. South Carolina Highway Patrol states that at about 12:30 p.m. that day, a car was traveling eastbound on Highway 302 (Wagener Road), when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle near Burkelo Road. 

The vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, after which it appears the driver overcorrected. The vehicle then came back onto the road, crossed all lanes of travel, and ran off the other side of the road. After leaving the roadway for the second time, the vehicle crashed into a tree. The cause of the driver’s loss of control has not yet been determined. 

Both news reports state that a 4-year-old girl in the vehicle tragically sustained fatal injuries, and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office pronounced her dead at the scene. In addition, the news reports say that the child’s twin brother and the driver of the vehicle, who is the mother of both children, were injured and taken to a local hospital. Their injuries were described as not life-threatening. 

The Augusta Chronicle reports that one other person was in the car, identified as the sister of the driver. This person also sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the report, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating. 

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Source:https://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20190421/girl-4-dies-in-car-accident and https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/4-year-old-dies-in-Aiken-Co-crash--508873371.html

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