Early morning accident in Dillon Co. claims young woman's life

DILLON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) An early morning collision along Hwy 41 in Dillon County Sunday has claimed one young woman's life.

According to Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2011 Ford Fusion traveling on Hwy 41 Alternate in Dillon County near Smithboro Road disregarded a stop sign and struck a parked vehicle on private property around 6:49 a.m.

Dillon County Coroner identified that driver as 24-year-old Rachel Tijerina of Mullins.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continue to investigate this accident and if a seatbelt was in use. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.

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