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One person dies in New Year’s Day Williamsburg County crash

January 3, 2019

HEMINGWAY, S.C. -- One person died in a New Year’s Day crash in Williamsburg County.

The 5 a.m. crash happened on Tupperware Road near Hemingway Highway when a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree, said Lance Cpl. Matt Southern, South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The driver, and only occupant, of the SUV died, Southern said. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

Williamsburg County Deputy Coroner B. Horton identified the victim as Laura Bell Cardoza, 53, of Hemingway.

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