7-Year-Old Killed in Accident

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SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly collision.

The accident occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m. Monday on US Highway 378, one mile west of the city of Sumter.

Troopers said a 2006 Mazda, driven by Edward Thomas of Nokesville, VA, collided with a 1995 Saturn, driven by David Cruz of Sumter.

A 7-year-old female passenger in the Saturn, who was wearing a seatbelt, became trapped in the wreck and died at the scene.

Cruz and another passenger, an 8-year-old, were both injured in the crash and were transported to the hospital.

The driver of the Mazda was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.
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