18-year-old dies after vehicle runs off road in Aiken County

Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 8:33 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2023 at 12:12 PM EST
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AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Aiken County.

The victim, identified as 18-year-old Sydney McKie was pronounced deceased at Wellstar MCG Health from injuries she suffered in the accident and will be autopsied in Newberry, according to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

Also over the weekend in South Carolina, one person was killed when a truck and motorcycle collided in McCormick County.

The Aiken County crash happened on Augusta Road near Old Cherokee Road around 2:09 a.m. Sunday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the driver of a Kia Optima ran off the road, hitting a fence and ditch.

The driver and passenger were taken to the hospital, where one of the victims died.

When asked whether McKie was the driver or passenger, Coroner Darryl Ables says it’s still under investigation.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as we work to learn more about this deadly accident.