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Victim of fatal motor vehicle accident on Pine Street near Pelion identified


Pelion, SC - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual that died due to a single-vehicle accident on January 9, 2017 at approximately 3:30 P.M. on Pine Street near Cedar Creek Road in the Pelion area of Lexington County.

Coroner Margaret Fisher stated that Patricia Ann Steele, 52, of West Columbia was killed when her vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree. An autopsy performed on January 10, 2017 concluded that Mrs. Steele died of massive trauma to the head and neck

Ms. Steele was driving west toward Wagener when her car, an older Volkswagen Beetle, crossed the center line of the roadway, over-corrected, ran off the road, and hit the tree according to the SC Highway Patrol. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate the actions that led up to this fatal accident.

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