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1 dead after wreck on I-26

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Jacksonville, Florida woman died after an accident on I-26 in Orangeburg County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a 1999 Nissan SUV was traveling westbound around 11:30 p.m. Friday night when it lost control, went off the right side of the road, and overturned.

The 48-year-old driver was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center. The front-seat passenger was airlifted to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time. Troopers said both individuals were wearing their seat belts.

The back-seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The SCHP said the woman was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation. The SCHP's MAIT unit is reconstructing the accident.

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