Coroner identifies woman killed in Cayce wreck - - Columbia, South Carolina

National Guard veteran, recent USC grad, killed in Cayce wreck

(Source: Dunbar Funeral Home) (Source: Dunbar Funeral Home)

The Lexington County Coroner's Office has identified the 25-year-old woman who was killed following an accident on Highway 35 in Cayce.  

Officials say Amanda Ginsburg died from injuries related to the accident after she was taken to Palmetto Health Richland.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Ginsburg, who was driving a Saturn station wagon, was driving north on Highway 35 around when she crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer head on.

Ginsburg was wearing a seat belt and had to be extricated from the car.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she served in the U.S. Army National Guard, including a tour of duty in Iraq ISO Operation New Dawn, according to her obituary.

"An advocate for animal rights, she enjoyed working as both an advocate and volunteer for a rescue center," her obituary states. "She was a member of the ASPCA and the Army Aviation Association of America. She had strong spiritual beliefs and was both loving and giving to her family and strangers alike. Amanda gave the ultimate gift of herself through organ and tissue donation."

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ASPCA Humane Society, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209 or an animal rescue organization of one's choice.

The collision remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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