Coroner identifies victim in Old Cherokee Road accident
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Lexington County Coroner has identified the person who died in an accident in the 1500 block of Old Cherokee Road in Lexington County.
According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, 19 year old Brier Murray Hudson, of Pelion, was the passenger in a car that left the roadway and overturned around 9:42pm Thursday night.
The coroner says Hudson was not wearing a seatbelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, who was also not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, say officials.
One person is dead after a vehicle hit a telephone pole in Lexington Thursday night.
Highway Patrol says it happened at approximately 9:42 p.m. at Old Cherokee Road near Wise Ferry Road.
According to investigators, the driver of a 1998 GMC Pickup truck went off the left side of the road, hit a telephone pole and overturned.
The passenger died on scene while the driver was taken to a hospital.
The Lexington County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the victim.
This incident remains under investigation.