Update: Victim identified in Aiken County fatal wreck

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Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WRDW) -- Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton says 18-year-old Helen Reid of Evans died in a car versus tree accident.

The coroner says the jeep, driven by Austin Beard, hit a tree on Dixie Clay Road at Flint Drive Wednesday afternoon.

Carlton says Reid was in the rear passenger seat and wasn't wearing her seat belt when the vehicle crashed. He says she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Carlton says Beard and another unidentified passenger were transported to GRU Trauma Center in Augusta. No word on their conditions.

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