1 person killed when car slams into tree in Saluda County

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Published: May. 20, 2023 at 8:25 PM EDT|Updated: May. 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT
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SALUDA COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a vehicle struck a tree Saturday.

Saluda County Coroner B. Keith Turner confirmed the identity of that victim Sunday morning. The victim has been identified as 34 year old Sarah Nicole Turner from Prosperity.

Acording to SCHP Master Trooper Brandon Bolt, the crash happened at 4:10 p.m., a driver in a 2006 Scion coupe was traveling west on South Carolina 194 when they drove off the right side of the road and then overcorrected to the left.

After the driver overcorrected, he says she then crashed into a tree and died at the scene.

Turner said the coroner’s office appreciates the help from Saluda County EMS, Saluda County Fire Service, and SCHP for their response to the crash.

The Coroner’s Office said they “extend(s) thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Ms. Stone.

The accident is still being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, according to the Coroner’s Office.