Mother dies in crash, but 1-year-old daughter survives

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. -- (WRDW/WAGT) We're learning the victim in a fatal crash on I-20 near mile marker 35 in Aiken County is 27-year-old Tesia A. Cauthen, a mother from Lancaster, SC.

Her one-year-old daughter survived the crash. She was transported to Augusta University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

SC Highway Patrol says they received the call around 5:52 PM Thursday.

They say her 2012 Kia SUV was heading eastbound when Cauthen ran off the road into the median and hit a tree. She was wearing a seatbelt.

Toxicology results are pending, and Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation.