Woman killed in crash on Warren H. Abernathy Hwy.

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SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — The coroner says a woman was killed after an early-morning crash in Wellford. 

Coroner Rusty Clevenger said the crash happened at the intersection of Warren H. Abernathy Highway and Nazareth Church Road.

Clevenger said the victim died at the scene just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. 

The victim is identified as 31-year-old Demecca Denise Austin of Piedmont. 

Wellford Police Chief David Green said officers were on the scene within minutes of being notified notified at 2:37 a.m. 

Chief Green said no other cars were involved, and there were no passengers in Austin’s vehicle.

Austin ran off Warren H. Abernathy Highway and down an embankment before hitting a tree, said Chief Green. 

He said the roadway was wet from rain at the time of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation as of Tuesday morning. 

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