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Tractor driver arrested after deadly crash in Lexington County

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Source: Larry Harsey Source: Larry Harsey

The Lexington County Coroner's office has released the name of a driver killed after her car hit a plow pulled by a tractor Friday.

Chief Deputy Coroner Randy Martin said 77-year-old Joyce Long Gray of Leesville was killed in the crash on Cedar Grove Road. 

Troopers say the crash occurred just before 3 p.m. on Cedar Grove Road near Ray Price Road. A tractor hauling a plow was headed east on Cedar Grove Road when Gray's westbound car hit the plow and went out of control, running off the road and hitting a tree.

Troopers charged Contreras Martinez, who was driving the tractor, with leaving a scene involving death and driving left of center.  He was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center.

The crash remains under investigation by the highway patrol.

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