OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A 70-year-old Seneca woman died and several others were injured on Sunday following a collision on SC Highway 11.
According to a release from Coroner Karl E. Addis, the deceased was identified as Aida Esther Rivera Ramos, 70, of Seneca.
The coroner’s report states that Ramos died from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of SC Hwy 11 and East Bear Swamp Road around 3:10 p.m. Sunday. Ramos was driving a 2018 Toyota Corolla.
Master Trooper Brandon Bolt of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said five vehicles were involved in the collision.
Bolt said Ramos was traveling west on East Bear Swamp Road when she disregarded a stop sign, causing her to be struck by a 2004 Chevy Silverado. That driver was injured and was airlifted to an area hospital.
Following the initial collision Ramos’ vehicle was sent northbound, causing a collision with a 2019 Mercedes Station Wagon. The driver of that vehicle was uninjured, but three passengers were injured and transported to an area hospital.
The inital collision also caused the Silverado to cross the center line of traffic and strike a 2018 Toyota Highlander. That vehicle then struck a 2010 Ford Edge. Two people in the Highlander were injured, but the sole occupant of the Ford was uninjured in the accident.