GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people, including a 7-year-old girl, were killed during a crash in Greenville County on Monday night.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was trying to stop a driver suspected of DUI when the suspect vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle at 7:53 p.m. on White Horse Road at Claxton Drive.
According to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office, the driver of the suspect vehicle, Aydin Adil Oglu-Mammadov, 35, of Greenville, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Mammadov was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. His death has been ruled as an accident.
The coroner’s office said a 7-year-old girl, Aaliyah King, of Piedmont, was in the second vehicle. She was taken to the hospital where she died.
Greenville County Schools confirmed Aaliyah was a second grader at Grove Elementary School. A family spokesperson released a statement on Tuesday:
The family would like their privacy respected as they grieve the loss of their precious angel Aaliyah. She was loved by everyone that knew her and was so full of life and love. Thank you for respecting their wishes.Aaliyah King’s family
No deputies were injured during this incident, the sheriff’s office said.
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.