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Teen dies in crash on I-26

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Emergency vehicles block traffic near the crash Thursday afternoon. (Source: SCDOT) Emergency vehicles block traffic near the crash Thursday afternoon. (Source: SCDOT)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

An 18-year-old is dead after losing control of her vehicle on an Interstate 26 ramp late Thursday morning.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the single-vehicle crash happened around 11:15 a.m. on the I-26 westbound ramp to I-126/Downtown Columbia.

Watts says Brittany Kaie-Ashanti Booker of Columbia was the driver and only occupant of a vehicle that left the roadway and overturned. Booker was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, the coroner said. She died at the scene.

An autopsy conducted Friday morning confirms she died from trauma associated with the crash.

The Columbia Police Department continues to investigate.

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