DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Hours after a teen girl died after being struck by two vehicles while trying to cross the street Tuesday morning, Darlington County school officials sprung into action. Counselors were on-site at Darlington High School and Pate Elementary School.
The victim was identified as 15-year-old Daejah Hough, according to Darlington County Coroner, Todd Hardee. According to Hardee, Hough died around 6:30 a.m. Hough's two siblings were with her, said Audrey Childers, spokesperson for Darlington County School District.
SC Department of Public Safety officials say Hough was hit by a freightliner truck and then by a Chrysler minivan while she was trying to cross US Highway 52 at Syracuse Street. Hough was a pedestrian.