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19-year-old killed in crash near Lexington identified

Authorities said the single vehicle crash involved a truck striking a power pole.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — Authorities say a teen is dead and another person has been hospitalized following a crash in Lexington County late Thursday night.

Lance Corporal Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. in the area of Old Cherokee and Wise Ferry roads just west of Lexington.

Pye said a 1998 GMC pickup truck was heading west on Old Cherokee Road when it left the road to the left and struck a power pole and overturned. A passenger, identified as 19-year-old Brier Murray Hudson from Pelion, died in the crash and the driver was taken to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of the crash. 

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