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15-year-old killed in Barnwell County rollover crash

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports one person is dead after a collision in Barnwell...
The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports one person is dead after a collision in Barnwell County on Sunday evening.
Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 8:48 AM EDT
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BARNWELL CO., S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities report a teenager is dead and three others are injured after a collision in Barnwell County on Sunday evening.

The collision happened at SC-3 at Red Oak Rd around 7:50 p.m.

Four people were traveling south in a 2007 Saturn. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and then ran off the left side of the road. The car overturned and crashed into a tree.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver and two of the passengers were wearing seat belts. They are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.

One passenger, identified at 15-year-old Shaniah Hankins, of Barnwell, was a backseat passenger and was not wearing a seatbelt. She was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Barnwell County Coroner’s Office will continue the investigation.

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