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Fiery crash involving electric car kills 2 near Lake Murray

Both the driver and front seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
Credit: WLTX

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — Two people have died in a crash involving an electric car that happened early Sunday morning.

According to Master Trooper David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 2:10 a.m. on Salem Church Road which is in northwestern Richland County near Irmo and Lake Murray.

Jones said the vehicle, a 2021 Tesla, was traveling west on Salem Church Road when it left the road to the left and struck a tree after which the vehicle caught fire.

Both the driver and front seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, Jones said.

No additional details regarding the crash, including the identities of the victims, have been released. The crash remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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