Newberry County Deadly Crash

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) NEWBERRY COUNTY,S.C., --

Authorities say 26 year old Shelly Elizabeth Wicker was killed instantly after the car she was a passenger it collided with a tractor trailer along highway 121 around 6 Saturday morning.

Authorities say the driver of the car was heading the wrong way on the roadway when the crash occurred.

The highway was shut down for hours as crews tried to clean the wreckage and clear a possible hazmat situation on scene.

The Newberry County Coroner says the driver of the car, who has not been identified was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.

An autopsy is set for Sunday to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

(Source: Newberry County Coroner's Office)

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