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Fatal collision claims one life in Saluda County

On Thursday morning May 18, 2017, at approximately 8:25 am a single car accident occurred at 1984 Greenwood Highway in Saluda County. A 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Jacqualine Amanda McCarthy of Ninety Six, SC. Her vehicle was west bound towards Saluda when she left the road for and unknown reason and struck a tree.  She was wearing a seat belt but was heavily entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Chief Deputy Coroner Randy Simmons. She was 22 years old. There is an autopsy scheduled for Friday. The accident remains under investigation by the Saluda County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol