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Teen driver killed in crash that left two others hospitalized, SC officials say

A teenage girl was killed Sunday in a crash that left two other people hospitalized, South Carolina officials said.

Grace I. Segovia, a 17-year-old Moncks Corner resident, died in the crash, Berkeley County Coroner Darnell Hartwell said in a news release Monday.

According to Lance Cpl, the two-vehicle collision occurred in Berkeley County. Brittany Glover of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Sunday around 7:30 p.m., Segovia was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse east on Treeland Drive in Ladson, Glover said. According to Glover, near the intersection with College Park Road, the Chevy attempted to pass a 2017 BMW SUV that was also traveling eastbound on Treeland Drive.

The SUVs collided and ran off the right side of the road, where they struck a tree, Glover said.

Segovia died at the scene, the coroner’s office said.

Glover said there were two people in the BMW, and both were injured and taken to an area hospital. No further information about their circumstances was available.

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No other injuries were reported.

It is not known whether the people involved in the accident were wearing seat belts.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County EMS and the Caromi Fire Department responded to the crash, which remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol and the coroner’s office.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 193 people had died on South Carolina roadways in 2024 through Wednesday. Last year, 999 people died in accidents in South Carolina, DPS reported.

At least seven people have died in accidents in Berkeley County in 2024, according to DPS data. There were 60 deaths reported in the county in 2023, DPS reported.

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