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Passenger killed in Lexington Co. crash

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash near Batesburg.

Authorities say the driver, Nicholas Otto, 23, was traveling north on Broad Street when the vehicle ran off the road into a ditch and struck a utility pole.

Otto was air lifted to Palmetto Richland in serious condition.

The passenger of the vehicle, 21-year-old Christopher Otto, was air lifted to Palmetto Richland Hospital where he later died.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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