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Published on Monday, February 12, 2018

Two killed in weekend highway accidents

Two people are dead following separate incidents involving automobiles over the weekend.
Early Saturday morning a car struck a tree, killing the driver off Highway 38.  The driver, 35-year old Melissa Driggers of Bennettsville, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown.
Driggers was driving north on Highway 38 near the intersection with Highway 34 when the 2005 Toyota Camry left the road around 2 a.m.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating.
Sunday evening, an infant was killed and her mother injured after being struck by a vehicle while walking along Highway 9 west of Bennettsville.  The incident occurred around 9 p.m. near the intersection with David Pond Road.
Naomi Stancil, three-weeks old, died from her injuries and her mother, Sonolia Stancil, 20, suffered broken bones when they were hit by a vehicle traveling east from Cheraw.
The mother was transported to McLeod Health Cheraw for treatment.
Both the SC Highway Patrol and Marlboro County Sheriff's Department are investigating this incident.

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