Woman dies after head-on crash on Shelby Hwy. in Cherokee Co.

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CHEROKEE CO., SC (WSPA) – A 23-year-old woman has died and another was airlifted to the hospital after a head-on crash on Highway 18 in Cherokee County, Saturday morning.

The coroner identified the victim as Joyce Rehannon Albright. Albright died at the scene of the crash.

According to Highway Patrol, Albright’s car was headed north on Shelby Highway when it crossed the center line and struck an SUV head-on shortly before 6:30am.

The coroner says Albright was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and had to be cut from her car.

The driver of the SUV was injured and taken by helicopter to Spartanburg Medical Center.

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