Woman dead, 5 others hurt in head-on crash on Pleasant School Rd. in Cherokee Co.

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CHEROKEE CO., SC (WSPA) – A Gaffney woman has died and five others were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash on Pleasant School Road in Cherokee County, Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened around 5:00pm near Lake Whelchel when Highway Patrol says a Chevrolet Impala and Dodge Charger after the Charger crossed the center line.

The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office says the driver of the Impala, 47-year-old Jonica Lankett Camp, died at the hospital a short time after the crash.

According to the coroner, Camp had just left a home on Concord Road and was headed to work.

The coroner says Camp was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck and was briefly trapped in the vehicle.

Highway Patrol say five people – including the 16-year-old driver – in the Charger were taken to various area hospitals.

Two of injured had to be taken by helicopter.

There is no word yet on the conditions of those who were injured.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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