A 19-year-old SC teen died in a fiery crash on Thursday afternoon on Interstate 26.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 4 p.m. near mile marker 164 when the teen’s 1998 Mazda heading eastbound went off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and caught on fire.
The teen driver died at the scene due to blunt force trauma from the crash and not the fire, according to an Orangeburg County Coroner.
Highway Patrol is continuing investigations in connection with the crash.
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