17-year-old Aiken teen killed in Highway 78 head-on collision

South Carolina Highway Patrol
South Carolina Highway Patrol(WRDW)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 4:03 PM EDT
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WINDSOR, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - On Tuesday afternoon, the Aiken County Coroner’s Office responded to a traffic fatality on Highway 78 that claimed the life of an Aiken teenager.

The crash happened at 1:46 p.m. on Highway 78 at Cedar Branch Road near Windsor.

The restrained driver of a 2013 Nissan Altima was traveling west on Highway 78 when the driver crossed the center line and the vehicle hit an eastbound Chevrolet truck head-on.

The driver of the Nissan was identified as Shajira Betties, 17, who was pronounced dead on the scene from blunt-force injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured. Toxicology analysis are pending.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing with the investigation.

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