Coroner identifies 12-year-old killed in Pickens Co. crash

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PICKENS CO., SC (WSPA) – One person has died and another is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash along Dacusville Highway in Pickens County, troopers say.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened along SC-135 (Dacusville Highway) near Little Pond Road around 3:00pm Saturday.

Troopers say an SUV went off the road, went down an embankment, and struck several trees.

The passenger in the vehicle died at the scene while the driver was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Highway Patrol said.

The coroner identified the victim as 12-year-old Kelsi L. Merck, of Easley.

Both people in the SUV were wearing seatbelts.

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