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One person dead after collision in Aiken County

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Published: Jun. 28, 2020 at 4:36 AM EDT
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AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WRDW/WAGT) - South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a fatal collision in Aiken County Saturday night.

Highway Patrol says a Honda Accord was traveling West on SC-118 when the driver attempted to turn left. Officials say the driver failed to yield, and a Jeep Wrangler traveling East hit the car.

Officials say 29-year-old Santiago Cortez of Aiken was pronounced dead at the scene. The Aiken County Coroner says Cortez was sitting in the backseat of the 1998 Honda and was not wearing a seat belt. The other occupants of the Honda were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Jeep was not injured.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

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