SPARTANBURG — A 20-year-old Campobello woman survived a crash on Interstate 85 unscathed Wednesday morning, only to be struck by a passing vehicle while trying to check on another driver.
According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the first crash occurred at 6:20 a.m. near the 75-mile marker in the southbound lane. Inna Malamura was driving a 2006 Honda Civic home from work. When she slowed the vehicle to avoid some debris, her car was struck from behind by a 1999 Nissan four-door driven by Cayetano Hernandez, 25, of Greenville, according to the Highway Patrol.
Malamura's car spun into the median, and as she exited her vehicle to check on Hernandez, she was struck by a 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by Royce William Humphries, 57, of Gaffney, according to the Highway Patrol.
In the first crash, Hernandez was cited for not having a South Carolina driver's license and following too closely, the Highway Patrol states. He was not injured.
Humphries was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.
Malamura was pronounced dead at the scene and died as a result of multiple body injuries, according to a statement from Coroner's Office Investigator Dwayne Corn.