Mother and 4-year-old daughter killed in Christmas crash in Marlboro Co., coroner confirms

Mother and 4-year-old daughter killed in Christmas crash in Marlboro Co., coroner confirms

MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A mother and her 4-year-old daughter were killed in a car accident Monday in Marlboro County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol and Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown.

The mother has been identified as 27-year-old Tyesha Terry, according to Brown. The 4-year-old child has a twin that was also involved in the accident. Brown confirms the victims are from Georgia.

It happened in Marlboro County, about five miles south of the town of Blenheim.  Corporal Sonny Collins said a 1998 Ford SUV was traveling on Highway 38 South with six passengers when it ran into the median.  SCHP said the driver lost control, and the car overturned.  The child and driver were pronounced dead, and the other four people were transported to area hospitals.

South Carolina Highway Patrol said no one was wearing a seat belt.

The crash happened around 4:25 p.m. Monday. SCHP is still investigating the accident.

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