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Passenger thrown from car, dies in crash


The Richland County Coroner has released the name of a woman killed in a car crash Saturday morning.

Troopers say the crash occurred at about 9:25 a.m. Saturday on Leesburg Road at Mt. Elon Church Road in Richland County.  According to investigators, 21-year-old Jasmine Palmer was attempting to turn left from Mt. Elon Church Road onto Leesburg Road when she pulled into the path of a car on Leesburg Road.

20-year-old Shakimah Martin of Hopkins was a passenger in the back seat of Palmer's vehicle, and was thrown from the car.  She was taken to the hospital where she died Saturday afternoon from  a head injury.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital by EMS.

Palmer and another passenger were driven to the hospital by family.

Troopers charged Palmer with failure to yield to the right-of-way.

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