Coroner IDs two individuals in fatal Augusta Highway crash


LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- The Lexington County Coroner has identified the two individuals who died after being involved in a head-on collision early Wednesday morning.

According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, a second person died as a result of a head-on collision in the 3500 block of Augusta Highway near Gilbert.

Robert O'Kelley,44, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at an area hospital Thursday.

He was reportedly driving south on Augusta Highway when another vehicle struck him head on. He was not wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred.

The driver of the other vehicle, Margaret Burke was pronounced dead on scene due to her injuries.

The collision is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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