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Coroner identifies 2 killed in head-on crash

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The Kershaw County Coroner has identified two people killed in a head-on crash near Cassatt Saturday.

Troopers say just after 3 p.m. Saturday, the driver of a vehicle headed north on US 1 crossed the center line south of Cassatt and sideswiped a pickup truck headed south.  The vehicle then crashed head-on into another southbound vehicle, killing both drivers.

Coroner Johnny Fellers said 36-year-old Brent Nichols was driving the northbound car that crossed the center line and died in the crash. Fellers said 23-year-old Sinthya Talbert was killed when Nichols hit her vehicle head-on.

Fellers said both Nichols and Talbert were from the Cassatt area.

The driver of the pickup truck and a passenger in Talbert's vehicle were taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.  There is no word on their conditions.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

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