Lexington Co. Coroner releases identity of sixth storm-related death in SC

Lexington Co. Coroner releases identity of sixth storm-related death in SC

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Lexington County Coroner has released the identity of the person who reportedly died in a fatal collision in caused by weather issues related to Tropical Depression Florence.

The coroner identified the victim as 30-year-old Rhonda Rebecca Hartley of Leesville. Hartley was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries she received in the collision.

Officials say at 6 a.m. Sunday morning, a pickup truck was traveling east on Pond Brand road when it drove into standing water on the roadway. The vehicle lost control, went off the side of the road, and struck a tree. The coroner said the driver, Hartley, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

Hartley's death brings the total number of weather-related fatalities in South Carolina to six.

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